Notebook: Sep. 15, 1997

WINNERS & LOSERS

THEY ARE DEEPLY TOUCHED

[WINNERS]

TONY BLAIR His canny understanding of the public's grief will boost plans for political modernization

PETE ROSE JR. After nine years in the minors, the legend's namesake singles in his big-league debut

REV. HENRY LYONS A little confession is good p.r.: Baptist head thwarts challenge

[& LOSERS]

QUEEN ELIZABETH II Though she made up ground at week's end, the earlier remoteness will be hard to forget

AL GORE Did somebody say independent counsel? Looks like the Veep will tote baggage into 2000

THE BLEEPIN' RAIDERS Coach is down on profanity. What's next--the eye...

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