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Wednesday, Feb. 25 may be the start of

Lent

for millions of Christians around the world, but true literati know that the date belongs to the

Grammys

. So, in true

Articles Elsewhere

style, check out the winners in some of this year's categories.

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Best Musical Show

The

Los Angeles Times

reports that a "board member of the group that sponsors the Grammys has called for a review. And a former academy employee says a complaint was lodged with the

IRS

."

Best Compos(t)ing and Arranging

And the winner is ... The

Chicago Tribune

reports that

Waste Management

(WMX)

shocked shareholders yesterday by reporting a loss of more than $1 billion for the fourth quarter of last year and erasing almost $1 billion of profits since 1992.

Best Hard Rock Performance

And the winner is... The

Financial Post

reports that

Inmet Mining

has started legal action against

Homestake Canada

and

Prime Resources Group

(PRU) - Get Report

.

Best Blues Performance by a Male

The

Times of London

reports on

Alan Greenspan's

two-part harmony of threats of deflation imported from Asia and inflation due to the low unemployment.

Best Performance by a Female

The

Houston Chronicle

reports on women breaking the "glass ceiling."

Best World Music Performance

It's a tie! The

South China Morning Post

reports that Hong Kong's financial secretary is acting the diva now that

Moody's Investors Service

has changed its ratings outlook on the debt-raising subsidiaries of

Sun Hung Kai Properties

and

Hutchison Whampoa

from stable to negative. And the

Telegraph

reports that the French broadcasting authority will punish a radio station for playing too much foreign music.

Best Spoken-Word Performance

The

South China Morning Post

reports that "a three-year-old boy whose inability to speak without shouting has driven his family -- with the exception of a hard-of-hearing grandmother -- to despair."

Best Classical Performance

The winner is always,

Rolls-Royce

. In the

Telegraph

.

Best Latin Performance

The

Miami Herald

reports that Mexico is ready to take on Asia for world markets.

Best Reggae

Caribbean nations are being accused of being slow to respond to trade proposals. Also in the

Miami Herald

.

Best Children's Performance

The

Telegraph

follows

Marks and Spencer's

libel case, in which exploitation of cheap child labor at a North African clothes factory is alleged.

Best Polka

The

Telegraph

reports that "lemmings do not throw themselves from cliffs in acts of mass suicide."

Best Country Performance

The

Dallas Morning News

reports that "farmers see seeds of Asia crisis in crop prices."

Best Alternative

Alternative energy, that is. The

Telegraph

reports that construction group

Taylor Woodrow

will sell most of its wind energy business to Denmark-based

NEG Micon

.

Best New Age Performance

If it's crunchy, it must be granola. The

Houston Chronicle

reports that

Ben & Jerry's Homemade

(BJICA)

has rejected a purchase offer from

Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream

(DRYR)

, its largest distributor.