Winners & Losers: Oct. 3, 1994

WINNERS

JULES VERNE

His newly found 1863 novel predicted cars, faxes, Franglais

MITCHELL RUPE

Obese con who tried to eat his way off scaffold gets reprieve

HOME IMPROVEMENT

ABC sitcom nails NBC's Frasier in programming skirmish

LOSERS

GIANNI VERSACE

His empire is under scrutiny for the latest Italian fashion: bribery

COURT TV

Televising of federal trials gets poor reception from judges

REPRESENTATIVE MIKE SYNAR

Clinton ally loses primary to a 71-year-old ex-school principal

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!