Notebook: Oct. 20, 1997

WINNERS & LOSERS

PATIENCE, PATIENCE

[WINNERS]

BILL GUTHRIDGE Longer apprenticeship than Prince Charles. After 30 years, he succeeds the King, Dean Smith

HAROLD ICKES Thompson too scared to have him testify a second day. Cast him for the tough guy in Die Hard IV?

PRINCESS DIANA Can't win Nobel Peace Prize posthumously but comes close

[& LOSERS]

ELLEN DEGENERES Yep, she's a prima donna. She comes out, lip locks a gal pal on air, and wants the kids to watch

SGT. MAJOR GENE MCKINNEY Army, planning his court-martial, gives him desk job. Maybe he can get active duty in the Navy?

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