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JULY 31, 2000 VOL. 156 NO. 4

Spotlight

QUEEN OF THE TRACK There was no keeping up with Marion Jones, the world's fastest woman, as she swept the field at the U.S. Olympic trials for track and field. In Sydney, she aims to go one better than Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis and become the first athlete to win five gold medals at a single Olympiad. Illustration for TIME by Tim O'Brien.

Winners
THEODORE ROOSEVELT
About time! Late U.S Prez to win nation's top military honor for role in 1898 Spanish-American War
STEVE JOBS
Apple's boss wins plenty of raves for new G4 Cube computer. Got a job for Bill Gates?
PETE THE PENGUIN
Who needs to fly? Plucky bird survives oil spill and swims 750 km to Cape Town home
  Losers
BORIS BEREZOVSKY
Russian oligarch falls out of favor with President Putin and quits parliament in a huff
MOHAMED AL FAYED
Court dismisses millionaire's call for inquest into deaths of son Dodi and Princess Diana
JACK STRAW
Oops! British minister and anti-speeding champion is pulled over for, er, speeding

Verbatim
"If it walks like a duck, if it talks like a duck, if it sounds like a duck, it's a Palestinian state."
AVRAHAM BURG, Speaker of Israel's parliament, saying his government would likely recognize a Palestinian state

"We will find whoever did this--and I feel no pity for you anymore, no pity at all."
SARA PAYNE, mother of eight-year-old murder victim Sarah. The Sussex killing sparked national outrage
  "I think you should take up law. You have done well."
ARIFIN JAKA, Malaysian judge, addressing former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim at the close of his sodomy trial

"There will never, ever be a government led by an Indian."
GEORGE SPEIGHT, Fijian rebel leader, on ousted Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry's comeback bid

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


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