Table of Contents

updated 10/02/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/02/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

70 Up Front
After an asbestos mine brought death into her Montana town, Gayla Benefield struck back

76 Not just pretty faces, Karenna and Kristin Gore press the flesh on behalf of their father's bid for the White House

80 Designer Betsey Johnson's defective breast implant proved a blessing in disguise: It led to the early detection of her breast cancer

83 Split
After a decade together, singer Melissa Etheridge and Julie Cypher call it quits

87 Tragedy
British TV personality and pop-star companion Paula Yates lived fast, loved hard and died too soon, at age 41

91 Couples
They may not share airtime at the Olympics, but NBC's Dan Hicks and Hannah Storm make a sporting pair

95 Scene
Popcorn and pureed peas meet at Catherine Fischer's movie theater, where both parents and babies are more than welcome

98 Teacher
Claude Comair's DigiPen Institute is a teenager's dream: a school where you can major in video games

101 Medics
To save young lives, Dr. Eddie Cornwell exposes kids to the grim truth about guns and violence

105 Controversy
His daughter Alberta played a crucial role in helping free accused scientist Dr. Wen Ho Lee

111 Olympics 2000
Cliff Meidl, who carried the U.S. flag at the Games' opening ceremonies, is one athlete who came back from the dead

116 Cover
Sex and the City's star Sarah Jessica Parker triumphs over childhood poverty and strikes it rich in love, career and happiness

127 Kin
Louise Harrison—George's sister—helps keep Beatle memories alive at a bed-and-breakfast in rural Illinois

133 Style
Leopard prints, leather, vinyl—no material is too wacky for Scotsman Howie Nicholsby's hot kilts

141 Tube
Exchanging guns for a gavel, TV's Judge Greg Mathis honors his mother's dying wish

149 Coping
The White Shadow's Ken Howard gets a new kidney from an old friend

154 Pages
Creating fine fixings is as easy as plugging in your iron, says Surreal Gourmet Bob Blumer

157 Crime
With stunning boldness, Indian bandit Veerappan kidnaps one of his nation's top movie stars, Rajkumar

162 Party
Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin light up the first annual Latin Grammy Awards

7 Mailbag
14 Star Tracks
22 Scoop
35 Online
39 Picks & Pans
69 Insider
115 Passages
135 Style Watch
146 Puzzler
166 Chatter

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