In This Issue

updated 01/14/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/14/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 82
Claiming there's a fat chance she'll ever diet again, Oprah Winfrey is heavy and (relatively) happy about it. She's not alone. Delta Burke. Roseanne Barr and other ample women are making "hefty" TV's new bag

UP FRONT 42-52

The Boston murder of Kimberly Rae Harbour, seemingly a brutal replay of the attack on Manhattan's Central Park Jogger, leaves troubling questions in its wake

Love was in the air, and it must have been infectious: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman staged sneak nuptials in the Rockies, Mary Lou Retton got hitched to Texas footballer Shannon Kelley, and Vanna White, Rod Stewart and Barbara Eden also ordered up bouquets and cake

BIO 57
After 20 years as country's high priestess, Emmylou Harris is still singing strong

IN HER WORDS 69
Reproductive health expert Jacqueline Darroch Forrest explains the pros and cons of Norplant, a new contraceptive that provides protection for up to five years with a single implant

PAGES 73
Once rejected by 20 publishers, novelist Charles Johnson captures the National Book Award for fiction with Middle Passage

HAPPY 76
Three hours in a snowstorm stopped her heart and left her literally frozen—but Brittany Eichelberger, 3, survived

DISCOVERY 79
A previously unknown species of ant sets up nestkeeping in Kathryn Fuller's Washington, D.C., office

ROYALS 81
The boisterous baptism of Britain's Princess Eugenie

SCENE 93
Interstate 75 survivors recall how a sudden fog turned a highway into a killing field

TEACHER 99
Three Virginia elementary schools look to the future by raising a crop of Japanese-speaking American kids

EARTH 105
Tires and beer cans are the building blocks that Taos architect Michael Reynolds uses in his energy-saving houses called Earthships

ANGELS 115 Through weaving and sheep-ranching cooperatives, MacArthur grant winner Maria Varela helps rebuild a New Mexico community

SONG 119
With former front men Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan gone in disgrace, the real singers in Milli Vanilli look ahead to their new LP

JOCKS 122
49er designated hitter Ronnie Lott's no pushover—except with kids

SEQUEL 126
With Godfather Pari III gunning for audiences, here's a look back at Gianni Russo, Lenny Montana, Richard Castellano and other memorable faces of the first two films

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 9
THE INSIDER 41
PASSAGES 125
CHATTER 128

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