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SEPTEMBER 25, 2000 VOL. 156 NO. 12

Spotlight

WEIGHT OF EXPECTATION In any Olympic Games, the greatest pressure falls on those athletes performing before a home crowd. In Sydney, Aboriginal sprinter Cathy Freeman carries the hopes of 19 million Australians into the women's 200-m and 400-m events. Illustration for TIME by Mark Sofilas

Winners
NIKKI WEBSTER
Thirteen-year-old Sydneysider steals the show at Olympic opening ceremony
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
Makes history by being the first U.S. First Lady to get her name on an election ballot
BARBIE
Move aside, Ken! Funky DJ is the new plastic boypal for the best-selling blonde babe
  Losers
TONY BLAIR
Running on empty. Fuel crisis sparks British P.M.'s worst domestic crisis since election
HUTOMO MANDALA PUTRA
Police question Suharto's son (better known as "Tommy") over Jakarta bombings
KAPIL DEV
Stumped! Disgraced Indian cricket coach and alleged match-fixer calls it quits

Verbatim
"We have been bending backward for so long we are beginning to look like contortionists."
ORLANDO MERCADO, the Philippines' Defense Secretary, expressing concern that the hostage crisis had made his country look weak

"The next few days I'm going fishing."
WEN HO LEE, former American nuclear weapons scientist and accused spy, following his release from prison
  "I did work hard, and I want to keep my earnings. Can you lower my taxes, please?"
VENUS WILLIAMS, U.S. Open winner, in a post-match phone conversation with President Bill Clinton

" When I was a young kid, and you were going into acting, you weren't supposed to have a vowel at the end of your name."
AL PACINO, Hollywood leading man, revealing that early in his career he nearly changed his name to Sonny Scott

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


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