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Notebook: Jun. 14, 1999

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Melissa August, Harriet Barovick, Michelle Derrow, Tam Gray, Daniel S. Levy, Lina Lofaro, David Spitz, Joel Stein and Chris Taylor



MARTTI AHTISAARI The Mighty Finn brokers peace in our summertime. Most famous Finn since, um, since…

STEFFI GRAF In comeback, German ace gets the French to cheer her with her first Grand Slam title since 1996

JAMES C. HORMEL Clinton makes him first openly gay U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg. Or anywhere


MARK MCGWIRE Fave drug, andro, won’t make you stronger but will give you breasts. He really is Babe Ruth

PAT ROBERTSON Forget Teletubbies; Pat says Scots are flamers! Bank of Scotland calls off deal with him

MOVIE VIOLENCE As Clinton turns up heat, top Hollywood lobbyist warns scripters to lower body count


TIME reported last week that Microsoft chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold’s leave of absence was, according to some sources at the company, engineered by president Steve Ballmer. Myhrvold, who has occasionally written for TIME, assures us–and other Microsoft executives agree–that his leave was his own choice and that he has not been spending half his time on his own outside interests. We did not mean to spoil the joy of his well-earned leave.

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