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A good summer for:

Planet earth, with the news that the huge comet Hale Bopp, which was discovered on 23 July, is very unlikely indeed to hit the earth and destroy all life on it. And, anyway, it may not be as big as was first thought.

A bad summer for:

Italian paparazzi, whose recent successes in snapping pictures of near- naked male politicians and performers have attracted grave moral censure from a variety of sources. The television game show host Albert Castagna, who had been photographed while changing into a bathing suit, said: "I want to see all the paparazzi in the cemetery."