Notebook: Aug. 11, 1997

WINNERS & LOSERS

TO THE RESCUE

[WINNERS]

STEVE JOBS Mercurial founder is last hope to reboot Apple and stave off Microsoft's 1,000-year reign

JOE LIEBERMAN Democrat is Mr. Above-the-Fray in Donorgate hearings, inheriting Howard Baker mantle

RICHARD JEWELL Reno apologizes to ex-Atlanta suspect: he was hoodwinked

[& LOSERS]

HIDEKI IRABU Ira-bum, Ira-bust, Ira-bye-bye. The player who was named later goes from hero to zero in just 18 days

DICK GEPHARDT Cranky minority leader gets only a quarter of fellow Dems to vote against love-feast budget

TOM WELCH Brought Olympic flame to Utah and then flagrantly flamed out

COMPARISONS ARE ODIOUS...

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