ON THE COVER 138
At home on the range, Kevin Costner makes his ambitious directorial debut with Dances with Wolves—and brings wife Cindy and the kids along for the ride

Up Front 48-60

Trying to protect a national forest, Don Oman finds himself in a range war

A miscarriage, an arrest for assault, a house-wrecking spree—it's just a week in the life of Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose

A daredevil makes a leap of faith at London's St. Paul's Cathedral

Marlon Brando's daughter Cheyenne collapses from a drug overdose

STAGE 63
The hot ticket in Chicago is Brady Bunch reruns

CRIME 65
Proponent of intolerance Rabbi Meir Kahane is gunned down in New York City

CONTROVERSY 68
Congress puts up $500,000 to enshrine Lawrence Welk's little house on the prairie

HAPPY 70
Walter Swan liked his own book so much he opened a bookstore to sell it

INTRODUCING... 71
Christopher Serrone, the youngest of the GoodFellas

MEDICS 75
Leukemia patient Marc Smith is recovering—after battling bone-marrow registries

JOCKS 85
Heavyweight fighter Tommy Morrison stars with Sly Stallone in Rocky V

TUBE 89
Joe Pantoliano's let's-make-a-deal Hoboken, N.J., childhood prepared him to play one of TV's Fanelli Boys

HOST 93
Sushi means big bucks at Masayoshi Takayama's L.A. restaurant

IN THIS WORDS 103
Journalist John Noble Wilford says let's go to Mars

INVENTORS 109
Sock mogul Jim Thorneburg deals with diabetics' agony of de feet

TROUBLE 113
For months Steve Rodriguez searched for his missing son—until the friends who saw him die told the truth

BODY 123
A whiff of success isn't enough for Horst Rechelbacher

PAGES 129
In Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton spins a new science fantasy about dinosaurs

CRITTERS 137
Mugsy the terrier claws his way to the top

COPING 146
After the sudden loss of her limbs, Blanche Shapiro lives on with humor and grit

BIO 153
Soulful at 60, Ray Charles hits the road again, jack

SCREEN 163
Just who is Marked for Death's Steven Seagal? Depends who you ask

SEQUEL 173
Tax troubles threaten comic Pat Paulsen, and an ex-wife may sue for palimony

TRENDS 178
Model Linda Evangelista says the new look is faux blond—and Geena Davis and Demi Moore agree

TRIBUTE 183
The world bids farewell to the unquenchable Mary Martin

MAIL 8
PICKS & PANS 13
THE INSIDER 47
PASSAGES 132
STAR TRACKS 170
CHATTER 186