Passages

updated 08/02/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/02/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

U.S. Kep. Joseph P. Kennedy II. 40, Ethel and RFK's eldest son, has announced his engagement to his personal secretary and scheduler, Anne Elizabeth "Beth" Kelly, 36. The two met in 1982 when Kennedy was running Citizens Energy Corp., which lowers healing costs to the poor. Kennedy, a Roman Catholic, is seeking an annulment of his 11-year marriage to Sheila Rauch, 43. They divorced in 1990 and share custody of 12-year-old twins Matthew and Joe....

Extra-hunky action actor Dolph Lundgren (Universal Soldier), 35, is engaged to fellow Swede Annette Qviberg, mid-20ish, a fashion stylist and jewelry designer....

Naomi Wolf. 30, the author of the 1991 best-seller The Beauty Myth, is engaged to David Shipley, 30, executive editor of The New Republic magazine. They will wed in September at Shipley's boyhood summer camp off the Washington coast.

More Kennedy clan news: After a two-month engagement, Anthony Shriver, 28, son of Eunice Kenned) Shriver and brother of newswoman Maria, married college student Alina Mojica, 28, on July 2 in a small wedding at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Mass. Shriver runs the philanthropic Best Buddies foundation....

Actor and crooner John Schneider, 39, married college student Elly Castle, 26, whom he met at a church picnic, on July 11 in Studio City, Calif.

Ruth Krauss 91, who wrote the baby boomer classic A Carrot Seed (1945) and more than 20 other children's books, died July 10 in Westport, Conn. Krauss often worked with renowned illustrators such as Maurice Sendak, with whom she created several books, including A Hole Is to Dig (1952).

Jerry Spivey, the District Attorney for New Hanover and Pender counties, N.C., announced July 15 that no criminal charges will be brought against anyone on the crew of the movie The Crow in connection with the accidental March 31 death of actor Brandon Lee, 28. Lee was killed by a prop gun during filming. Pending investigation, Spivey may still file negligence charges against the production company, Crowvision.

Swedish tennis star Stefan Edberg, 27, currently ranked third in the world, and his wife, Annette, 29, a former model, welcomed their first child, Emilie (7 lbs. 8 oz.), on July 14 in London. Edberg is on a brief paternity leave but will be back on the courts in August to defend his U.S. Open title....

Singer Ruth Pointer, 47, gave birth six weeks early to a twin miracle on July 19 in Providence, R.I. Daughter Ali (4 lbs. 6 oz.) and son Conor (5 lbs. 1 oz.) were conceived by artificial insemination. Pointer is married to her former manager, Michael Sayles, 36. She has three grown daughters.

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