KUDOS FOR A CRUSADER

JODY WILLIAMS WINS THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOR HER CAMPAIGN TO BAN LAND MINES AROUND THE WORLD

She came of age not in Kabul or Luanda or any other of a number of cities where the trauma of war would have given impetus to her quest to eradicate the legacies of the battlefield. Rather, Jody Williams spent much of her life in the serene, clapboard-church-dotted hamlet of Putney, Vt., where, last Friday, the day after her 47th birthday, she received word that she had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Forthright and irreverent, Williams emerged from her farmhouse to greet the press in jeans, a tank top and bare feet. She shares the $1 million award with her...

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