Table of Contents

updated 01/30/1995 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/30/1995 01:00AM

STAR TRACKS 6
Melissa Etheridge steps up to the plate. Melanie and Don try some old time rock and roll. Dream comes true for Brian Benben, and more

UP FRONT

32 Steve Miller, Troy Miedona and other veterans of the 1991 Persian Gulf War wonder why their babies have birth defects

38 Prince Charles's valet tells a seamy tale about royal romps with Camilla Parker Bowles

40 While Qubilah Shabazz, a daughter of Malcolm X, stands accused of plotting to murder Louis Farrakhan, black leaders suspect the FBI set her up

TUBE 45
At 23, she was Mrs. Columbo. Now, the latest Star Trek spinoff, Voyager, gives Kate Mulgrew room to grow as the sci-fi franchise's first female skipper

SEQUEL 50
He danced his way around the NFL's end zones, but today Ickey Woods sells meat to make ends meet

OUT OF THE PAST 55
Oprah Winfrey sparks controversy with the on-camera revelation that she once smoked coke

COVER 56
No jive: In '95, sultry Brad Pitt is the Sexiest Man Alive

KIN 66
He doesn't use a camera, candid or otherwise, but like his dad, Allen, event-planner John Funt delivers the unexpected

SONG 71
With his American Music Award nominations and his laid-back rhymes, Warren G is at the top of the rap pack

TROUBLE 76
Prosecutor Tommy Pope makes the toughest call of his life—asking for the death penalty for confessed child murderer Susan Smith

FAMILY 78
Just days after getting into hot water with the White House, Kit Gingrich and her boy Newt take tea with the First Lady

ON THE JOB 81
Trainer Matthew Margolis makes sure Cher's, Whoopi's and Jimmy Stewart's canines don't go to the dogs

PAGES 82
Elvis as young meteor is the subject of Peter Guralnick's much-praised biography, Last Train to Memphis

TRAGEDY 86
Family and friends mourn Voni Lynn Wong, the first American known to perish in the quake that devastated Kobe, Japan

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 11
THE INSIDER 31
PASSAGES 65
PUZZLER 74
CHATTER 88

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