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SEPTEMBER 11, 2000 VOL. 156 NO. 10

Spotlight

ALMOST HOME After eight months in jail as a suspected spy, former Los Alamos National Laboratory physicist Wen Ho Lee moved closer to freedom. A federal court gave the U.S. government two weeks to prove Taiwan-born Lee, 60, was not targeted on the basis of race. Illustration for TIME by Anita Kunz

Winners
ANDRES PASTRANA ARANGO
Colombian President gets cash aid and boost against drug war during lightning Bill Clinton visit
EVAN HARRIS
Give the man a knighthood! British MP volunteers as guinea pig in AIDS vaccine trial
SERGIO GARCIA
Call him Tiger tamer. Spaniard bags $1 million for besting Woods in golf face-off
  Losers
KOFI ANNAN
U.N. chief admits pressure from China kept him from inviting Dalai Lama to peace summit
DAMIR DOKIC
Please swear to stay away. Foul-mouthed tennis dad from hell is evicted from U.S. Open
YVETTE CLOETE
Pediatrician flees Wales home after a mob mistakes her job title for "pedophile"

Verbatim
"I don't think I've looked at my husband so closely for years. He's gotten old."
LARISA LUBOMIROVA, Russian vegetable seller, on the TV blackout caused by the Ostankino tower fire

"The U.S. has state-of-the-art technology. So all the explanations that they have given us for what they call a mistaken bombing are absolutely unconvincing."
JIANG ZEMIN, Chinese President, on the 1999 nato bombing of Beijing's embassy in Belgrade
  "Mick's a wonderful man, but a terrible husband."
JERRY HALL, American model, discussing her feelings for her former husband, singer Mick Jagger, in Britain's Sun newspaper

"Daw Suu Kyi and her travel companions continue to rest ... while authorities provide food and drinks to ensure her a comfortable and enjoyable stay."
OFFICIAL BURMESE WEBSITE, imaginatively describing the roadside standoff with the pro-democracy opposition leader

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