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AUGUST 21-28, 2000 VOL. 156 NO. 7/8

Spotlight

BEHIND EVERY MAN Lynne Cheney and Hadassah Lieberman, wives of this year's U.S. vice-presidential candidates, aren't the kind to stay home baking cookies. Capable and outspoken, the potential second ladies will be helping to call the plays. Illustration for TIME by Glynis Sweeny.

Winners
JOSEPH LIEBERMAN
Gore's barrier-breaking pick for Veep puts new life into what was becoming a dull campaign
ANDRAS TAMAS
Finally. Hungarian comes home after being institutionalized in Russia for half a century
JEAN-BERTRAND ARISTIDE
Ex-Prez's party wins control of Haiti legislature, propels him toward a 2000 comeback
  Losers
MAHATHIR MOHAMAD
Malaysian Prime Minister takes heat over ex-protégé Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy conviction
CHUBA OKADIGBO
Nigerian upper-house leader impeached as country's anti-corruption drive gains steam
ALEXANDER TIKHONOV
No golds here. Olympian biathlete arrested for plotting to kill a Russian politician

Verbatim
"To all the people of Indonesia, I humbly apologize for not being able to solve the prevailing problems during the last 10 months."
ABDURRAHMAN WAHID, Indonesian President, turning over day-to-day responsibility to Vice President Megawati Sukarnoputri

"I can't believe I barfed in Harrison Ford's helicopter."
SARAH GEORGE, ailing American hiker, after a bout of nausea mars her rescue by movie hero
  "Never underestimate the ability of the Australian public to act at the last moment."
JOHN O'NEILL, Olympic organizer, of the 2 million unsold tickets to the Sydney Games

"When you destroy the women of a people, you destroy that people."
CATHARINE A. MACKINNON, lawyer for Bosnian women, who won $745 million from Serbia's Radovan Karadzic for atrocities by his troops

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