Table of Contents

updated 10/27/1997 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 10/27/1997 01:00AM

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 15
THE INSIDER 45
PASSAGES 81
STYLE WATCH 97
ROYAL WATCH 108
PUZZLER 110
CHATTER 120

STAR TRACKS 6
Sharon Stone shows off her new guy. Eddie Murphy gets a really close shave. Rosie O'Donnell meets her mouthy namesake, and more

UP FRONT 46
Enriched by a generous stock-option plan, community-spirited Microsoft millionaires are cashing in their chips and sharing the wealth

52 After a tornado killed 27 in tiny Jarrell, Texas, its high school football team, the Cougars, helped the healing by playing—and winning—for those who perished

56 Jaclyn Smith hopes the fourth time is the charm as the former Charlie's Angels star weds Chicago heart surgeon Bradley Allen in L.A.

OUT OF THE PAST 59
After 15 years out of print, Jacqueline Susann's trend-setting Valley of the Dolls is back under covers

TUBE 65
Struck by a bullet, crowned Miss USA and dubbed a countess, Laura Harring has a life a lot stranger than her Sunset Beach character's

CRIME 71
Coworkers thought Philip Noel Johnson was a man without distinction—until police charged him with the largest cash heist in U.S. history

ON THE MOVE 77
For Belfast-born actor Ciáran Hinds, star of A&E's Jane Eyre, breeches are his business

COVER 82
His saccharine hit songs defined the '70s, but John Denver's life and unexplained death in a plane crash last week were far more problematic

WINNERS 91
Down-to-earth Vermont native Jody Williams wins the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to eradicate land mines around the world

HERO 93
High school standout Daniel Huffman sacrifices a kidney—and his gridiron prospects—so his grandmother can live

TO THE TOP 99
At 89, comedian Milton Berle is betting on a magazine for high rollers called (modestly) Milton, published by his wife and edited by his stepdaughter

JOCKS 103
Brash tennis phenom Venus Williams, 17, is giving the women's tour plenty to think about—on and off the court

SONG 113
Cajun music may be as old as the Louisiana swamps, but 6-year-old accordion whiz Hunter Hayes makes it kids' stuff

STYLE 116
Nearly three months after her brother Gianni's murder, Donatella Versace premieres her collection in Milan for Demi Moore, Rupert Everett and Cher

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