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article imageTime Names Giuliani 'Person of the Year'

By Digital Journal Staff     Dec 24, 2001 in Technology
NEW YORK (voa) - The U.S. news magazine, Time, has named New York City's outgoing mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, as its 2001 "Person of the Year". Time said it chose Mr. Giuliani for his courage, leadership and faith in the American spirit in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The mayor accepted the accolade Sunday saying he represents the people of New York who reacted to the attacks not with chaos, but with non-stop recovery efforts. He said knowing that he was chosen over another possible candidate, terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, made the award even better.
Each year, Time polls its readers on the man or woman who most affected events of the past year, for better or worse.
The New York mayor was one of several personalities under consideration this year, including President Bush and the man accused of masterminding the terrorist attacks on the United States, Osama bin Laden.
President Bush was Time's "person of the year" in 2000.
Time's Managing Editor Jim Kelly said Osama bin Laden is, "too small a man for all that has happened in America in the autumn of 2001." Mr. Kelly said the year was defined by what came after the September attacks.
Previous Time "People of the Year" have included Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and Soviet leader Josef Stalin.
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