STAR TRACKS 6
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown do the town. Donald Trump takes his kids out to the ball game. Luke Perry and Arnold Schwarzenegger put the squeeze on Demi Moore, and more

UP FRONT

38 Disaffected voters have rocketed Ross Perot to the top of some presidential polls; they're also the ground troops in his campaign

44 Handsome Hilly Ray Cyrus becomes an instant household name as his debut album simultaneously tops the pop and country charts

46 While 120 government leaders wrestled with the fate of the earth, 40,000 visitors turned Rio de Janeiro into an eco-fest during the U.N. environmental conference

KIN 51
Call it family values or what you will: Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme documents on film the crusading spirit of his Cousin Bobby, a radical Episcopal priest

IN HER WORDS 57
In I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional, author Wendy Kaminer explains why the recovery movement can drive people nuts

SCREEN 63
A) Wacky eyes. B) Cheeky tongue. C) Whoopi's foil. D) Rave reviews. Sister Act's Kathy Najimy is the nun of the above

PAGES 66
Jess Mowry says he grew up with Oakland gangs; now he's telling it like it is in Way Past Cool

SEQUEL 77
Once a pariah, now a women's rights heroine and the subject of an HBO film bio, Sherri Chessen Finkbine reflects on her controversial battle 30 years ago to abort a fetus deformed by the drug thalidomide

COVER 84
Book excerpt: Andrew Morton's new biography of Princess Diana startles the British with revelations of suicide attempts, bulimia and a worse marriage than most dared believe

ON THE MOVE 107
Now that he's hit the country radio charts, singer-cardiologist Cleve Francis hopes to permanently trade his stethoscope for a six-string

CRIME 111
Someone killed four teenage girls in an Austin yogurt shop, leaving residents angry and fearful—and determined to see the slayers of the four Texas angels brought to justice

TRIBUTE 117
Even as he grew too weak to stand before a camera, Knots Landing's Larry Riley, who died of AIDS-related kidney failure, never divulged his illness to cast or crew

ANIMALS 120
Lo, the hagfish! It's slimy, repulsive and, say scientists, may be one of your long-lost relatives

TO THE TOP 123
Pitching everything from rubies to ratchets, ace saleswoman Kathy Levine thrives as QVC Network's happy hawker

UPDATE 125
The Israeli Supreme Court grapples with the case of Ohio auto worker John Demjanjuk: Is he really Nazi war criminal Ivan the Terrible?

WINNERS 128
The only place he shows any drive is on the fairway, but Fred Couples is one of golf's hottest players

PARTY 130
Mel Gibson, Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman join Hollywood's brightest at Elizabeth Glaser's third Pediatric AIDS Foundation fair

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 13
THE INSIDER 37
PASSAGES 83
PUZZLER 109
CHATTER 132