Notebook: Apr. 28, 1997

WINNERS & LOSERS

THE ART OF THE DEAL

[WINNERS]

JAMES MCDOUGAL Bill's ex-buddy gets reduced pokey time for singing to Starr's Whitewater inquiry. Done deal

JESSE HELMS Gets overhaul of State Department, so allows vote on chemical-weapons treaty. Tough deal

NIKE Forget Heaven's Gate; $40 million Tiger Woods contract looks cheap. Shrewd deal

[& LOSERS]

ROBERT BYRD Bars aide's guide dog from Senate floor, but Lott wisely changes no-canines rule. Dumb deal

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU Police charges of trading influence is Israel's Bibigate and Labor's hope. Sweetheart deal?

TOBACCO COMPANIES Seeking immunity from lawsuits, they let old resistance go up in smoke....

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