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OCTOBER 25, 1999 VOL. 154 NO. 16

Spotlight

LITTLE GIRL LOST: The year-long grand jury investigation of the 1996 murder of six-year-old Colorado beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey came to a disappointing end, with no indictments and no answers to the questions that have bedeviled the case from the start.


Winners
NICOLE KIDMAN
Sydney picks Aussie-born star as torchbearer for 2000 Olympics. She can keep her clothes on too
MARGARET MCGREGOR
This lady's a knockout. Female Rocky easily wins first man-vs.-woman boxing bout
LOS VAN VAN
Cuba's most popular band defies protesters and plays for Miami's exile community
  Losers
COUNTESS OF WESSEX
Sophie's title earns her the nickname C.O.W. from servants upset with her reported arrogance
SERGIO GARCIA
Teenage golf star hurls a shoe after slipping on a tee shot. No TV for a week, young man!
BILL CLINTON
Lame-duck Prez loses test-ban vote. But issue could nuke the G.O.P. at next year's polls


Verbatim
"With this vote tonight, the world becomes a more dangerous place."
CARL LEVIN, U.S. Senator, after the legislative body rejected the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

"I have realized that many minds are closed and cannot accept someone breaking molds."
CRISTINA SANCHEZ, Spain's top female matador, bowing out of the male-dominated bullring
  "I didn't think I would ever read about a former Deputy Prime Minister [Michael Heseltine] being pelted with cocktail sausages and peanuts."
CHRIS PATTEN, senior member of Britain's Conservative Party, on food fights at a party conference

"This is not the demise of democracy. It died a year or two ago."
NAJAM SETHI, Pakistani journalist, on last week's military coup

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


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