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OCTOBER 16, 2000 VOL. 156 NO. 15


MARRIED. American tennis ace PETE SAMPRAS, 28, and actress BRIGETTE WILSON, 26; in Beverley Hills. Thirteen-time Grand Slam winner Sampras and Wilson, a former Miss Teen USA who starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1993 film Last Action Hero, met a year ago and got engaged in May after his first-round defeat at the French Open.

DIED. ROOSEVELT DOUGLAS, 58, Prime Minister of the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica; in Portsmouth. A former Marxist and leader of the fight for independence from Britain, Douglas became head of the divided Dominica Labor Party in 1992. After guiding the left-wing party to the political center, he was elec-ted Prime Minister in January at the head of a coalition government.

DIED. REGINALD KRAY, 66, infamous British gangster who, along with twin brother Ronnie, controlled London's East End in the 1950s and '60s; in Norwich, England. The Krays established their reputation running protection rackets in the 1950s, but both twins were jailed for life in 1969 for murder. Glamorized despite their history of sadism and violence, the twins have been the subjects of numerous films and books. In August Reggie, who was suffering from cancer, was released for health reasons after 32 years in jail.

DIED. WOJCIECH HAS, 75, Polish director whose surreal 1965 film about a Belgian army officer's travels, The Saragossa Manuscript, won an international cult following; in Lodz. After graduating from film school in Kraków, Has produced documentaries before turning to feature films. His 1973 movie The Hour-Glass Sanatorium won the Special Jury Award at that year's Cannes Film Festival. From 1990-96 Has headed the renowned Lodz Film School.

DIED. BENJAMIN ORR, 53, singer-bassist of U.S. new-wave rock band The Cars and lead vocalist on the group's biggest hit Drive, of cancer; in Atlanta. Orr formed the group with Ric Ocasek in Boston in 1976. The band's 1978 debut album, The Cars, sold 6 million copies worldwide, while their 1984 record Heartbeat City, which included Drive, sold 5 million. The group broke up in 1988.

ARRESTED. EURICO GUTERRES, 7, notorious Indonesian militia leader, in connection with the sacking of a United Nations office in West Timor last month that led to the murder of three U.N. workers; in Jakarta. The murders had intensified international pressure on Indonesia to disband the militias, which laid waste to East Timor after it voted for independence last year.


Unlike the standoff in last week's Al Gore--George W. Bush debate, the first TV showdown of U.S. presidential candidates, between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon four decades ago, gave new momentum and confidence to a clear-cut winner.
"Since the debate shed little new light on the issues of the campaign, some 73 million televiewers were left with the sharp image of the campaigners themselves: two well-informed men, quick with figures and fact, talking quickly against the clock. . . Kennedy was alert, aggressive and cool. Nixon was strangely nervous, perspiring profusely, so badly made up (by order of his own TV adviser, who decreed a light powdering instead of pancake make-up) that under the baleful glare of flood lights he looked ill as well as ill at ease. . . Kennedy's confident performance energized lackadaisical Democrats . . . [Adlai] Stevenson Democrats, who had been sulking ever since the Convention, showed new enthusiasm for the man who could stand up to Nixon."
--Time, Oct. 10, 1960

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U.S. secretary of state says China should be 'tolerant'

Philippine government denies Estrada's claim to presidency

Faith, madness, magic mix at sacred Hindu festival

Land mine explosion kills 11 Sri Lankan soldiers

Japan claims StarLink found in U.S. corn sample

Thai party announces first coalition partner


COVER: President Joseph Estrada gives in to the chanting crowds on the streets of Manila and agrees to make room for his Vice President

THAILAND: Twin teenage warriors turn themselves in to Bangkok officials

CHINA: Despite official vilification, hip Chinese dig Lamaist culture

PHOTO ESSAY: Estrada Calls Snap Election

WEB-ONLY INTERVIEW: Jimmy Lai on feeling lucky -- and why he's committed to the island state


COVER: The DoCoMo generation - Japan's leading mobile phone company goes global

Bandwidth Boom: Racing to wire - how underseas cable systems may yet fall short

TAIWAN: Party intrigues add to Chen Shui-bian's woes

JAPAN: Japan's ruling party crushes a rebel at a cost

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

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