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updated 08/25/1997 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/25/1997 01:00AM

STAR TRACKS 8
Gwyneth Paltrow pals around with Winona Ryder. Denzel Washington gets a new do. Garth Brooks has a Manhattan hoedown, and more

COVER 48
Getting cozy with controversial tycoon Dodi Al Fayed, Princess Diana takes royal watchers by surprise. Is it Mr. Right—or a summer fling?

UP FRONT 56
For the children of Chernobyl, Adi Roche offers not just a romp in rural Ireland but a respite from a blighted land

INTRODUCING 66
After battling anorexia and surviving a failed soap, actress Stacy Edwards makes her mark with In the Company of Men

VOLUNTEER 69
Seattle veterinarian Dr. Stanley Coe helps indigent pet owners keep their critters healthy

KIN 79
Waging war against ice cream may seem a foolhardy enterprise—especially if you're Baskin-Robbins heir apparent John Robbins

IN HER OWN WORDS 83
With the right approach, caring for an elderly relative can be a rewarding task, says author Claire Berman

AMAZING 94
Although they can't sail into the teeth of a gale, Chicago artist Wayne Kusy's ships are nearly 100 percent toothpick

OUCH! 96
For three unsuspecting families who found themselves in holiday hell, staying at home might have been the right vacation choice

TROUBLE 103
Dorothy Hutelmyer wouldn't allow Margie Cox to steal her husband without paying a price: She took her romantic rival to court—and was awarded $1 million

FAMILY 106
By posing shirtless in his magazine George—and scolding errant cousins Joe and Michael—John F. Kennedy Jr. kicks off a minicrisis in Camelot

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? 127
Still partially crippled from a 1966 car wreck, Jan & Dean's Jan Berry proves there's life after "Deadman's Curve"—and surf rock—by recording his first solo album

STYLE 131
Fashion's Jean-Charles de Castelbajac accepts a religious order—designing new robes for Pope John Paul II

ON THE JOB 136
A man, a plan and some Spam: Author Joey Green finds odd uses for ordinary products. Ever tried shaving with peanut butter?

TRAGEDY 139
In 1983 Meena Park lost her husband in the downing of KAL Flight 007; now she mourns anew for 11 relatives killed in the Guam air crash

SCREEN 142
How do you fill the shoes of the most famous sitcom kid in history? Leave it to the new Beaver, Cameron Finley

ON THE MEND 145
After a ruff time battling cancer, Buddy, the canine star of Disney's Air Bud, is back at home shooting hoops

WINNERS 147
Mary Schmich's heartfelt advice soothed the souls of e-mailers worldwide. Trouble is, they thought it was written by Kurt Vonnegut

UPDATE 150
Designer Diane Von Furstenberg reintroduces the little wrap dress that made her a millionaire

MAIL 6
PICKS & PANS 17
THE INSIDER 47
STYLE WATCH 73
PASSAGES 89
PUZZLER 108
CHATTER 154

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