Table of Contents

updated 08/30/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/30/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

STAR TRACKS 6
Pope John Paul II digs rubber sole. Melissa Gilbert fields dreams with boyfriend Bruce Boxleitner. Jean-Claude Van Damme goes dancing, and more

UP FRONT

38 After weeks of government wrangling and media hype, Western nations begin to evacuate some of the casualties of Sarajevo

42 Life blindsides basketball superstar Michael Jordan as his beloved father, James, is murdered during an apparent robbery

46 Never too old for a surprise party, Robert De Niro turns 50 with the help of Robin Williams, Danny DeVito, Uma Thurman and friends

48 Peter Jennings is anchoring solo after he and his wife, author Kati Marton, separate

ON THE MOVE 52
The swimsuit that designers Loren Laney and Bradford Moody created for an ad is a surprise hit

SCREEN 55
Supermodel Tatjana Patitz makes her film debut as the gorgeous corpse in Rising Sun

TROUBLE 57
It took urologist Dr. James Sehn more than nine hours to reattach John Bobbitt's severed penis—and months later both of them are still feeling the aftereffects of the bizarre episode

COVER 64
"Do I know what to do with my money?" asks Madonna. "Yes, I do!" Here's how the richest women in showbiz—Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand, Goldie Hawn, Elizabeth Taylor, Mary Tyler Moore, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, producers Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Marcy Carsey and, of course, the Material Girl—spend, save and squander their multimillions

BIO 95
In Twilight, her show about the Rodney King case, Anna Deavere Smith leaps across race and gender lines—and plays all 26 parts herself

SEQUEL 101
Like thousands of Gulf War vets, freshman Congressman Steve Buyer is battling a mysterious illness

COUPLES 105
Once Germany's favorite son, tennis ace Boris Becker would now rather live almost anywhere else in the world because of racial taunts against his black fiancée, actress-model Barbara Feltus

TO THE TOP 110
Vermont's 16-year-old beauty queen, Charlotte Lopez, crowns a childhood spent in six different foster homes with a Miss Teen USA title and—finally—the family she has always dreamed of

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 13
THE INSIDER 37
PASSAGES 60
PUZZLER 92
CHATTER 112

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