In This Issue

updated 09/24/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/24/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 74
Twenty-two-year-old Brian Watkins and his family came to New York City to see some tennis and do the town; what they received was a deadly lesson in the culture of violence—an encounter that left Brian dead and the city in shock

UP FRONT 34-44

Unable to conceive a child of their own, Laura and Mike Harder went to Romania to arrange an adoption; they lived through a nightmare, but the happy ending is named baby Brittany

The literati choose sides when writer Ken Auletta commits freedom of expression against PEN patrons Saul and Gayfryd Steinberg

He's got no entourage, no tantrums, no look-at-me! tennis outfits; all Pete Sampras does have is a U.S. Open tennis championship and Andre Agassi's number

An in-flight airline rumble involving Donnie Wahlberg is the latest blot on the New Kids' escutcheon

WEDDING 46
The Kennedys are all on deck as Ted's daughter, Kara, says aye, aye to Michael Allen, a sailing man

ON THE MOVE 53
After his bust-up with pop queen Madonna, Sean Penn finds a movie-princess bride, Robin Wright

HEIRS 55
Sigmund Freud's great-granddaughter Rose Boyt inherits the family fascination with all things sexual

INTRODUCING... 58
Comic Michael Colyar, who takes at the beach and gives to the poor

SONG 63
Once a tour guide at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Kathy Mattea just might be going back as a member

COPING 67
Physician Jack Jacoby wages the fight of his life against cystic fibrosis

TUBE 83
Rapper Will Smith cultivated his fast-talking hipness back home in Philly; now he's the Fresh Prince of Bel Air

PARTY 87
Shirley MacLaine, Meryl Streep, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher gather for a Postcards from the Edge family night and premiere

MEDICS 90
Mechai Viravaidya promotes family planning in Thailand with laughter and condoms

OUT OF THE PAST 95
The Civil War took four years to fight—and five more for Ken Burns to film

ROYALS 99
Princess Diana and Prince Charles keep upper lips stiff as they deliver their firstborn, William, to boarding school

SCENE 104
Ranger Norman Bishop wants to bring wolves back to Yellowstone, but park neighbors are taking angry exception

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 7
STYLE WATCH 31
THE INSIDER 33
STAR TRACKS 73
PASSAGES 102
CHATTER 108

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