In This Issue

updated 06/25/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/25/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 78
Last March singer Gloria Estefan (on the cover with puppies Lucy and Ricky) suffered a fractured spine when a truck slammed into her tour bus. In a dramatic interview, she talks about that nightmare afternoon, its effect on her family, and her determination to recover completely

UP FRONT 40-50

Janet Adkins, diagnosed with Alzheimer's only a year ago, ended her full life with the aid of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, igniting a new debate over the right to die and physicians' responsibilities. Here, from her family and friends, are her reasons and the stories of five other suicides, would-be suicides, Alzheimer's victims and those who love them

The stars shone, the crowds poured in, but Universal Studios' theme-park opening in Florida was anything but grand

Elton John, Paula Abdul, Ted Danson, Julianne Phillips and the Reagans pitched in at a carnival to benefit kids with AIDS

SURVIVOR 53
During four days of pain and delirium, hit-and-run victim Juan Camacho is ignored as he waves for help from a freeway median strip

SCENE 59
Nelson Mandela will receive a tumultuous U.S. welcome this week, but back in Johannesburg, traditionalists have little use for his equal-rights politics

WINNERS 57
Requesting only the right to form a high school Bible club, Bridget Mayhew ended up changing Constitutional law

STYLE 71
With a red-hot collection and a bouncing pink baby, designer Charlotte Neuville has no time for the postpartum blues

ROYALS 77
England's new £5 note, featuring a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, is already showing signs of age—and wrinkles and crow's-feet

WEDDING 86
Kerry Kennedy marries Andrew Cuomo, a pairing that mixes passion and politics

DREAMERS 95
Daredevil Jessie Sharp took on the fury of Niagara Falls in a canoe—and lost

TROUBLE 95
Despite a U.S. indictment, Gen. Khun Sa continues calling the shots as the Golden Triangle's heroin kingpin

BIO 99
The first woman to win both a Tony and a Pulitzer for an original play, Wendy Wasserstein hopes she won't be the last

PARTY 110
Nashville's finest—including the Judds, Loretta Lynn, Randy Travis and Clint Black—greet the faithful at Fan Fair, country music's unconventional convention

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 9
THE INSIDER 39
PASSAGES 109
CHATTER 112

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