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2A THE PALM BEACH POST MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1999 Newsmakers McBeaV 'Practice' take top Emmys Emmy winners Colombian author treated for low-intensity lymphoma Palm Beach Post Wire Services The Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez was treated last week in Los Angeles for low-intensity lymphoma, the Los Angeles Times said Sunday. Garcia Marquez MTV show sets record The Associated Press NEW YORK This year's MTV Video Music Awards drew the highest rating ever for an entertainment program on cable television, the music channel said. An estimated 12 million people watched Thursday night's awards show held at the Metropolitan Opera House, MTV said Friday. Ratings for the show were up 37 percent over last year's show, held in California. MTVs Van Toffler credited a strong year in music, particularly with rap, teenage pop and hard rock, and accessible stars. - ,72, was diagnosed in Colombia as having "general exhaustion syndrome" and doctors in Los Angeles confirmed he had lymphoma, the newspaper reported. Doctors said he was responding positively to treatment for the disease. Garcia Marquez, known as. Gabo by fans, has towered oyer Latin American literature since the 1960s. The novel for which he is proba Garcia Marquez The Associated Press LOS ANGELES In a double coup for creator David E. Kelley, the quirky Ally McBeal won the Emmy for best comedy Sunday and his courtroom drama, The Practice, won for best drama series. Trie Fox comedy about a bizarre Boston law firm toppled NBC's Frasier, which had won the best comedy award five years in a row. It was the second straight Emmy for ABC's The Practice, and two of its supporting actors also took home trophies. Helen Hunt won her fourth straight best comedy actress Emmy for the sentimental finale of Mad About You and John Lithgow was honored as top comedy actor for 3rd Rock From the Sun. Hunt's award tied a record for consecutive wins by a performer set in 1988 by John Larroquette for Night Court. Acknowledging co-star Paul Reiser and everyone involved in the show, Hunt thanked "a family of people that made it the most creative, safe, loving place to work." Lithgow accepted his third award for the NBC sitcom. "I really don't know why I have won this. As far as I can tell every actor in this town thinks what I do on 3rd Rock is completely disgraceful. I'm embarrassed myself," he joked. Another Emmy veteran, Dennis Franz of NYPD Blue, won his fourth trophy for best actor in a drama. He said he thought his co-star, Jimmy Smits, would win the award for the episode in which Smits' character died. Edie Falco, the long-suffering Mafia wife on HBO's The Sopranos, won the award for best actress in a drama series in the show's first season. Otherwise, the much-nominated show was shut out of major awards. Kristen Johnston of 3rd Rock From the Sun was named best supporting actress in a comedy and David Hyde Pierce won the supporting actor's honor for Frasier. Holland Taylor and Michael Badalucco from The Practice swept the best supporting actress and actor Drama Series: The Practice ABC. Comedy Series: Ally McBeal Fox. Miniseries: Horatio Hornblower A&E. Made-for-TV Movie: A Lesson Before Dying HBO. Variety, Music or Comedy Special: 1998 Tony Awards CBS. Variety, Musk or Comedy Series: Late Show with David Let- '. terman CBS. Actor, Drama Series: Dennis Franz, NYPD Blue ABC. Actress, Drama Series: Edie Falco, The Sopranos HBO. Actor, Comedy Series: John Lithgow, 3rd Rock From the Sun '. NBC. Actress, Comedy Series: Helen Hunt, Mad About You NBC. Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Stanley Tucci, Winchell HBO. Actress, Miniseries or a Movie: Helen Mirren, The Passion of Ayn Rand Showtime. Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: David Hyde Pierce, Frasier NBC. Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Michael Badalucco, The . Practice ABC. Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Holland Taylor, The Practice ABC. Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kristen Johnston, 3rd Rock From the Sun NBC. Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Peter O'Toole, Joan of Arc CBS. Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Anne Bancroft, Deep in my Heart CBS. Performance in a Variety or Music Program: John Leguizamo, John Leguizamo's Freak HBO. Directing for a Drama Series: Paris Barclay, NYPD Blue: Hearts And Souls ABC. Directing for a Comedy Series: Thomas Schlamme, Sports Night: Pilot ABC. Directing for a Miniseries or a Movie: Allan Arkush, The Temptations NBC. Directing for a Variety or Music Program: Paul Miller, 1998 Tony Awards CBS. Writing for a Drama Series: The Sopranos: College HBO. Writing for a Comedy Series: Frasier: Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz NBC. Writing for a Miniseries or a Movie: A Lesson Before Dying HBO. 6 Writing for a Variety or Musk Program: The Chris Rock Show HBO. Emmys awarded previously: Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Mel Brooks, Mad About You NBC. Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Edward Herrmann, The Practice ABC. Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Tracey Ullman, Ally McBeal Fox. Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Debra Monk, NYPD Blue ABC. Non-fiction Special: Thug Life in D.C. HBO. Non-fiction Series: The American Experience PBS; American Masters PBS. awards. "So glad I put on pants," said Emmy host Pierce, who had quickly changed into a tuxedo after donning a purple unitard for a show-opening skit It was his third Emmy. Pierce and his co-host, Jenna Elfman of Dharma & Greg, started the Shrine Auditorium ceremony by performing interpretive dance numbers poking fun at popular television series. Badalucco, picking up his first career Emmy for his role as a not-too-slick lawyer with blue-collar roots, thanked viewers who "take us into your home and hearts each week." Jay Leno may be clobbering David Letterman in the ratings, but Letterman's Late Show took the Emmy for best variety series for the second straight year. John Leguizamo's Freak won an Emmy for best performance in a variety or music program. Le-guizamo thanked HBO, dubbing it the "Hispanic Box Office," and said he welcomed the chance to do his one-man show for TV because "the Latin voice is something that's lacking and missing in the media." A&E's Horatio Hornblower was named best bly best known, One Hundred Years of Solitude, interweaved dark fantasy and realism to attain the 'status of a classic and establish its author as themaster of "magic realism." Sellout crowd attends Farm Aid ; ?" A sold-out crowd of 23,000 people listened to Vyillie Nelson, John Mellencamp and other performers Sunday at Farm Aid '99 in Gainesville, .Vjil'The all-day event, the latest in a series of fimd-raisers for farmers that started in 1985, Cetfes at a time when many East Coast growers afefacing a severe drought Since it began, :Ftum Aid has given $14.5 million to more than ;I(?0 farm organizations, churches and service groups in 44 states. The variety of acts including Bare Naked Ladies, the Dave Matthews Band and Deana Carter drew an eclectic crowd -7 aging men wearing cowboy hats mixed with youngsters with belly-button rings. The concert, about 30 miles west of Washington, D.C., will ba followed by a rally today of farmers at the Capitol. Senator readmitted to Army hospital Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C, has been admitted to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center 11 dead in second Moscow blast U.S. judges held stock 111 1111110 z for tests and observation after complaining of feeling weak. Thurmond, 96, the oldest senator ever, was admitted Saturday night, his press secretary, John DeCrosta, said Sunday. DeCrosta said doctors will evaluate the various medications he is taking and expect the senator to be released this afternoon. Thurmond had surgery for an en- they tried Thurmond y - r larged prostate in August A member of the Senate since 1954, Thurmond's current term ends in 2002. The Associated Press MOSCOW An explosion destroyed an apartment building early today in Moscow, killing at least 11 people and leaving scores of other residents missing. The pre-dawn blast wrecked an eight-story apartment building in the southern district of Moscow, just four days after an explosion shattered a similar building in the Russian capital. The blasts were in areas about four miles apart Police said at least 11 people, including a child, were killed in the blast, which leveled the building. Police said they did not know what had caused the explosion, but they suspected a bomb and were treating it as a terrorist incident About 150 people lived in the building, although there were no reports on how many were home at the time of the blast, police said. More than 30 ambulances and fire engines were at the scene of the blast along with special rescue squads. The voices of survivors were heard in the rubble, and rescue workers with sniffer dogs were trying to find them. Stunned local residents, many in their nightclothes, stood on the street staring at the wreckage of the building. Smoke enveloped the remains of the building, and firefighters extinguished flames in the rubble. The blast sprayed the surrounding area with jagged glass and rubble for hundreds of yards. The Federal Security Service, the country's main intelligence agency, said it was treating the incident as a suspected terrorist act FSB agents were checking the scene of the explosion for possible clues. The report followed an explosion Thursday that left at least 93 people dead when an explosion shattered a Moscow apartment building. Cardinal returns after brain surgery Cardinal John O'Connor, 79, drew laughter at St-Eatrick's Cathedral in New York on Sunday as Joe made his first public appearance since surgery for a brain tumor. The appearance came just more than a week after he was released from Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical Center. He has not said whether the tumor was malignant or what his prognosis might be. "This has been a truly marvelous funeral," he joked to 2,500 worshipers. "I've enjoyed every bij of it" Standing unassisted, the cardinal delivered the homily for the Mass, which was dedicated to workers in honor of Labor Day. He said he plans to retire when he turns 80 on Jan. 15. Central Park's designer honored ; Frederick Law Olmsted, one of the founders of American landscape architecture and the designer of New York's Central Park, was honored Sunday with a stamp from the U.S. Postal Service. The 33-cent stamp was issued during trie American Society of Landscape Architects adnual meeting in Boston. The stamp is a montage that includes a John Singer Sargent portrait of Olmsted, a photograph of Central Park and two of his landscape plans. " J FLORIDA LOTTERY MIKHAIL METZELThe Associated Press Sergei Ponomarev's mother embraces her youngest son, Pavel, during a funeral service Sunday in Moscow. Ponomarev died Thursday in an explosion that killed at least 93 people in an apartment building. Officials have linked that blast to Russia's fight with Islamic rebels in Dagestan. I Saturday's I No. picked Lotto I All 6 17-22-25 I 5 Of 6 3042-48 I 4 of 6 I 3 of 6 Winners Prize 2 $3.5 mill. 152 $1,675 9,181 $66.50 173,953 $4.50 The Washington Post -'it A number of federal appellate; judges have ruled on cases ihr; volving companies in which they own stock, despite a federal law designed to prevent judges from-taking part in any case in which they have a financial interest. ; . , An examination of financial; disclosure reports and federal court records shows that in 1997-eight appeals court judges took part in at least 18 cases in which-they, their spouses or trusts they helped manage held stock in one of the parties. The stock ownership ranged from a few thousand dollars to as much as $250,000. In interviews, the judges acknowledged that they should not have participated in the cases but stressed that their stock interests did not affect their rulings. The judges, who include some of the nation's best-known jurists, attributed their participation in the cases to innocent mistakes or memory lapses about their financial portfolios. "It's embarrassing; I should have been more alert," said Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California. "I certainly am going to try to be more careful." Some of those involved in the cases also were upset to learn about the stock. Judge Alice Batchelder of the 6th Circuit in Ohio improperly sat on a case involving Wal-Mart Stores Inc. even though her husband held up to $50,000 worth of stock in the company. Batchelder and two other judges ruled the discount-store chain could not be held responsible for selling Wayne Brashear's 19-year-old son a .357-caliber Magnum revolver, which he later used to commit suicide. "It leaves a pretty bitter taste," Brashear said of the judge's actions. Batchelder said she did not realize her husband's retirement account owned stock in Wal-Mart and other companies. She said she should have withdrawn from Brashear's appeal and four other cases. "I'm extremely chagrined to discover it," she said. 'The error is mine." The conflicts were uncovered by Community Rights Counsel, a public-interest law firm that concentrates on land-use issues. The group reviewed 1997 personal financial disclosure reports, the most recent available at the time, filed by the approximately 150 active federal appeals court judges, and checked the holdings against computerized records of cases in which the judges participated. It provided the material to The Washington Post. "Our findings represent the tip of the iceberg, and there are likely hundreds of similar cases to be found throughout the federal judiciary," said the group's executive director, Doug Kendall. 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Newsday If one needs another reason to say no to cocaine, here it is: Harvard scientists have identified two nasty heart-damaging and potentially life-threatening effects that explain why users are at risk for heart disease and stroke every time they take cocaine. "I hope this will be a wake-up call for people who use cocaine," said Dr. Arthur Siegel, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of internal medicine at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass. The findings, reported today in the Archives of Internal Medicine, provide a biological explanation of how cocaine Kuts people at risk. There is no telling ow many people suffer these consequences, but doctors estimate that cocaine-related emergency room visits for chest pain are a major problem. A medical study published this year in Circulation by Harvard researchers found that in the hour after cocaine use, there is an average 25-fold risk of having a heart attack. And others before Siegel have shown that cocaine, a stimulant, constricts the arteries. But Siegel's study of 21 McLean Hospital volunteers, who ingested cocaine nasally or who were injected with Sunday's Cash 3 5-5-3 Play 4 2-5-5-6 ' ! Fantasy 5 3-17-19-25-26 For1 current and past winning numbers in most states: 900-680-6669. Calls are 49 per minute. Numbers are also available on the Internet at: www.floridalottery.com. Palm Beach Post employees will not give out winning numbers over the phone. . :j (The Palm Beach Post A COX Newspaper MAIN OFFICE ; .2751 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 HOME DELIVERY RATES Seyen days, $3.15 (13-wk term, rates differ by term) Ivjiyiday to Friday only, $1.50, Friday to Sunday only, $1.95 Pu&lished each morning by Palm Beach Newspapers, Inc. periodical ' postage is paid at West Palm Beach and additional mailing office. USPS ; 41-720 Postmaster: Address changes to The Palm Beach Post, P.O. 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That will make it even harder for Schroeder's center-left coalition to pass legislation, including a three-year government austerity plan. i forecasts based on early returns. Even the Party of Democratic Socialism, the former East German communists, pulled ahead of the Social Democrats with 21 percent up from 16 percent in the last election five years ago to become the second-strongest party in a state for the first time since German unification in 1990. The Social Democrats slumped to 18.5 percent, a loss of 11 percent. Dietmar Bartsch, the party's genespl PENNYSAVER West Palm Beach 8204777 Delray Beach 800432-7595 Boca Raton 800432-7595 Classified 832-7400

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