ON THE COVER 50
Like most teenagers today, cover subjects Betsy Ward and Darren Burge are exploring an uncharted sexual wilderness. In four months of dating, they have spent countless hours in the Wards' basement rec room, kissing and watching wide-screen TV. "We bonded over Twin Peaks" says Betsy. But they have never made love. That, explains Betsy, a parochial school senior, should happen "after a relationship is solid." Next year, Betsy will start college, leaving behind Darren, a junior at Chicago's Academy for the Arts. They plan to wait and see whether their love survives the separation. "If we're still together in the fall, I'll know there's a real bond," says Betsy. "Then, having sex would be okay."
In this issue, teens talk about the daunting sexual choices they face in a single day
Hawking her fitness tapes and his Gone with the Wind, Jane Fonda and Ted Turner are back in the U.S.S.R.
Cleared of obscenity charges, 2 Live Crew's Luther Campbell gets back to the things he loves—among them, reading FORTUNE and brushing up on his golf game
When Maine hunter Donald Rogerson killed housewife Karen Wood just yards from her own back door, the community angrily split on who was responsible
In Reversal of Fortune, Jeremy Irons and Glenn Close replay the notorious Claus von Bülow case, while offscreen Claus and others try to get on with their lives
High school coach Robert Shannon brings football glory—and a touch of pride—to crime-ravaged East St. Louis, III.
Portuguese actress Maria de Medeiros, who gets plenty of exposure playing French-born author Anaïs Nin in Henry & June
In a scathingly frank Motown memoir, Raynoma Singleton takes aim at ex-husband Berry Gordy
The long arm of the law reaches into Canada to snare Wisconsin's sexiest woman on the run. Lawrencia "Bambi" Bembenek
Determined to speak for herself, lest someone presume to do it for her, Katharine Hepburn lets down her hair
Hollywood consciousness-raising continues as celebs including Dennis Quaid, Jeff Bridges, Dana Ashbrook and Meryl Streep campaign for California's sweeping environmental referendum, Big Green
Florida's John Fletemeyer points baby turtles in the right direction
Do they really want to know whether they have an incurable illness? A new test for Huntington's disease presents families with a terrible dilemma
When Anna Johnson sought custody of the baby she was carrying for Cristina and Mark Calvert, she made history. Then she lost the suit
IN HIS WORDS 147
Conservative Kevin Phillips once celebrated The Emerging Republican Majority; now he says it's about to submerge
Get a Life's Chris Elliott swears he's a shy guy—but not about recruiting his deadpan dad, Bob, for his show
Watch Jagger strut and preen—only this time it's Mick's daughter Jade, on parade as a model in Paris
PICKS & PANS 13
STYLE WATCH 45
THE INSIDER 49
STAR TRACKS 69
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