Notebook: Jan. 13, 1997

WINNERS & LOSERS

NEW LAWS ON THE BOOKS IN '97

[WINNERS]

BILL CLINTON Line-item veto makes him the first Prez with the "power of the pen" (if it holds up in court)

STAY-AT-HOME SPOUSES Can pad the nest egg, by contributing as much as their working mates to IRAs

NEW MOTHERS No more quickie hospital stays in some states, with a federal law to follow in 1998

[& LOSERS]

NATURE BUFFS Must say goodbye to cheap vacations: price tag more than doubles at some national parks

WELFARE RECIPIENTS They'll be workin' hard for their money; legal immigrants will be the first...

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