Notebook: Apr. 15, 1996

WINNERS & LOSERS

IN THE REALM OF THE SPIRIT

[WINNERS]

JESUS On covers of the three major newsweeklies at once. The feat ties him with Magic Johnson.

MOSES Epidemiologist posits plausible theory for every single one of the 10 plagues of Egypt

L. RON HUBBARD Superstar acolyte John Travolta to film sci-fi pulp penned by founder of Scientology

[LOSERS]

WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN Scopes trial creationist getting his lumps again in hit Broadway revival of Inherit the Wind

HINDUS IN INDIA Angst over the plight of those sacred creatures, cows, in land of former colonial rulers

CONSERVATIVE CHURCHES IRS urged by watchdog...

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