Table of Contents

updated 03/25/1996 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/25/1996 01:00AM

STAR TRACKS 6
Sandra Bullock and John Travolta stay under wraps in Las Vegas. Raquel Welch and Lauren Hutton pool their talents. Hillary Rodham Clinton shows up for sew and tell, and more

UP FRONT

44 With cheap cigars and a self-effacing wit, the remarkable George Burns entertained America for almost a century

50 Tennis ace Andre Agassi has a well-known sweet spot for actress Brooke Shields, and now they're engaged

52 They knew the thrills—and the danger. Still, it was a tragedy when buddies Jeff Spencer and Eric Hoffman died while snowmobile racing

FAREWELL 59
Brooding and brilliant, Vince Edwards made Dr. Ben Casey one of TV's first heartthrob surgeons

OLYMPICS 61
Marathoner Jenny Spangler bursts from 13 years of obscurity to win the Olympic Trials

HAPPY 65
Offscreen, Heidi Swedberg, who plays Jason Alexander's unkooky fiancée on Seinfeld, is anything but a humorless stiff

FAMILY 67
After 11 years in a Florida hospital, Justin Bates, brain-damaged and paralyzed, comes home

ROYALS 71
Rugby star Will Carling's estranged wife, Julia, says Princess Diana destroyed her marriage

RESCUE 73
Ten-year-old Josh Carlisle Coffey was lost for three days in the frozen Ozark Mountains—and saved, say his rescuers, by a couple of heroic, homeless mutts

KIDS 74
A radio documentary on the ghetto by Chicago teenagers LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman plants hope after a brutal neighborhood killing

COVER 78
Olympic gold medalist Ekaterina Gordeeva is building a new life after the untimely death last year of her husband and partner, Sergei Grinkov

FOOD 88
Madonna, Tony Bennett and Hootie & the Blow-fish simmer their culinary talents in a cookbook to help the homeless

ON THE MOVE 91
Teen star Zachery Ty Bryan gets a kick out of soccer, but it's his role as Brad on Home Improvement that has the girls sighing

SCREEN 105
His costar may have hogged the camera, but Babe's James Cromwell earns an Oscar nomination as a human who believes in animals

TO THE TOP 109
Deaf since age 12, percussionist Evelyn Glennie is making herself heard in the world of music

PAGES 115
His father, author Ross Lockridge Jr., killed himself at the peak of his fame. Larry Lockridge made it his mission to discover why

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? 118
Poet-musician Leonard Cohen finds a new home for his meditative sounds—a Zen Buddhist monastery on Mount Baldy in California

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 15
THE INSIDER 43
PASSAGES 77
PUZZLER 112
CHATTER 122

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