MAIL 1
PICKS & PANS 13
THE INSIDER 43
PASSAGES 87
STYLE WATCH 107
PUZZLER 116
CHATTER 126

STAR TRACKS 6
Madonna sings about her leading men. Luke Perry hangs on to a friend. Elle Macpherson blows her own horn, and more

UP FRONT

44 Police in Lewiston, Idaho, say Ken Arrasmith is a murderer, but many locals think he did the right thing when he allegedly gunned down a town assaulter

50 The President putted and the Cheers gang partied as Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen tied the knot on the Vineyard

52 From the streets of Washington to the world's great opera houses, mezzo Denyce Graves is the highest Carmen denominator

BIO 57
White House press secretary and all-around nice guy Michael McCurry earns kudos for adding a new luster to Bill Clinton's credibility

ON THE MOVE 63
Michigan State's on-campus shelter provides a haven for its abused women

PAGES 67
Spiritual medium Rosemary Altea reaps earthly rewards with her bestselling new memoir

STYLE 73
Sonja Bata's shoe museum in Toronto boasts lost soles from antiquity and foot garb of the famous

FAREWELL 78
Superstar astrologer Patric Walker brought wit and erudition to the art of predicting the future

SEQUEL 80
As her aircraft plummeted, flight attendant Robin Fech's sangfroid kept panic at bay

TRIBUTE 84
With one fateful hunch, inventor Edward Lowe, dead at 75, turned Kitty Litter into gold and made cats all the more companionable

COVER 88
After a nerve-racking wait for a liver transplant, Larry Hagman is learning to appreciate his second chance at life

KIN 99
Daughter of Bruce and sister of Brandon, Shannon Lee blazes her own trail as host of Fox's martial-arts competition WMAC Masters

SPIRIT 103
After losing his mother, father and brother to cancer, gospel star Andraé Crouch scraps celebrityhood to lead his family's church

HEROES 108
When a St. Louis school-bus driver fell ill, 10-year-old Larry Champagne grabbed the wheel and put the brakes on a potential tragedy

TUBE 111
Weakened by multiple sclerosis, Annette Funicello, the darling of The Mickey Mouse Club and the surf sweetheart of Beach Blanket Bingo, helps turn her life story into a CBS film

IN THE MONEY 119
Is Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones a genius or merely a megalomaniac? One thing is certain: He does know how to get everybody's attention

ON THE JOB 124
Nearly 30 years ago, Martin Benge was a young apprentice engineer at Abbey Road Studios; now he's overseeing the Beatles' first new musical collaboration since 1970