Notebook: May 21, 2001

WINNERS & LOSERS

[WINNERS]

JOHN BREAUX Louisiana Sen. muscles four fellow Dems to vote for Dubya's budget, making him G.O.P.'s MVP

LOU REED Not dead as reported in mystery e-mail, just touring in Holland. Yes, there is a difference

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA 22 years after studio release, Apocalypse Now screens at Cannes in form he intended

[LOSERS]

VINCE MCMAHON Wrestling mogul's upstart XFL folds at end of first season. One outcome he didn't script

THEODORE OLSON Confirmation as Solicitor Gen. stalls over questions about his aggressively partisan past

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL Apologizes for "joke" about bedding certain celebs. Heard the...

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