Notebook: Aug. 4, 1997

WINNERS & LOSERS

TOUGHING IT OUT FOR GOOD AND ILL

[WINNERS]

CARROLL O'CONNOR Archie Bunker always stood by his unminced words, and now a jury agrees: a drug supplier is a killer

TOM BROKAW NBC anchor strings out talks, plays the CNN card and finally gets parity with Diane Sawyer

RUPERT MURDOCH In game of cable chicken, gets Fox on Time Warner

[& LOSERS]

WILLIAM WELD Would-be ambassador hangs himself out to dry by dissing Helms. Hasta la vista, Bill

HALEY BARBOUR O.K., he came out swinging, but colleagues cast doubts on his earnest claims of ignorance

ALEX KELLY He...

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