NEW YORK — In the midst of their struggle in Washington, President Clinton and independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr are sharing the cover of Time as the magazine's Men of the Year.
Other candidates for what is usually the Man of the Year were Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, retiring Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio), baseball slugger Mark McGwire and the peacemakers in Ireland. Hillary Rodham Clinton also was a leading contender for the magazine's annual nod to the year's top newsmaker, said Walter Isaacson, Time's managing editor.
"But at decision time it came down to who, in the end, had the most impact on the way the news actually unfolded throughout the year," Isaacson wrote.
Although the decision is often made months in advance, this year the choice was not finalized until Thursday, Time spokeswoman Debra Richman said.