Notebook: Dec. 1, 1997

WINNERS & LOSERS

THIS OLD WORLD KEEPS SPINNING 'ROUND

[WINNERS]

YEVGENI PRIMAKOV Pretty in pinstripes. Russian minister soothes Saddam. Ruskies become the new diplomacrats

JIANG ZEMIN Exports No. 1 dissident. See what happens when you give a dictator a 21-gun salute?

JANET RENO Can 10,000 Japanese men be wrong? Poll says A.G.'s a babe

[& LOSERS]

JAMES P. HOFFA Be careful what you wish for. Focus will now shift to him. He can take the heat; can he stand the light?

JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN Chairman of race commission gags Ward Connerly. What happened to diversity?

MIKAYLA MCCAUGHEY Gee, how much attention...

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