Notebook: Dec. 7, 1998

WINNERS & LOSERS

[WINNERS]

AL GORE Janet Reno declines to appoint an independent counsel. Time to make calls about cash for 2000?

SUSAN MCDOUGAL Not guilty of bilking the Mehtas. Opportunity to get the good suit dry-cleaned before next case

RICKY WILLIAMS Texas Longhorn breaks 22-year-old football record for rushing. Hurry on, Heisman

[& LOSERS]

AUGUSTO PINOCHET UGARTE Looks like he picked the wrong hospital. Brits decide torture isn't something covered by immunity

ROSS PEROT Hulk Hogan is running for President in 2000. That's going to really splinter the crazy vote

DENNIS RODMAN He was drunk when he married Carmen Electra?...