Notebook: Apr. 14, 1997

WINNERS & LOSERS

IMAGE IS EVERYTHING

[WINNERS]

MADELEINE ALBRIGHT She's really in the majors now. So what if she bounced the ball? George Bush hit the dirt too.

WHITE HOUSE EASTER-EGG ROLL Phew! Some broken eggs but no jokes about Chinese egg rolls and unsavory Asian connections.

DIGITAL TV A boon to broadcasters? Maybe. But do we really want to see Dan Rather's pores?

[& LOSERS]

NEWT GINGRICH Tough talk in China, but comes home to a wife who says, If you pay this fine, I'm history.

STRAWBERRIES Biggest scare since Alar--remember that? Kids and berries take it on the arm.

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