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updated 07/01/1996 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/01/1996 AT 01:00 AM EDT

STAR TRACKS 4
Meg Ryan covers the bases. John Kennedy Jr. busses his tablemate. Noah Wyle splashes down, and more

UP FRONT

38 Jerry Seinfeld's TV pal Jason Alexander takes time out to help his ill sister fight a little-known—and potentially fatal—disease

42 More than just one of the century's greatest voices, jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald was a woman with a big heart

44 Goldie Hawn opens her home—for lunch and a little shopping—to such stars as Geena Davis, Nicole Kidman and Ellen DeGeneres, who stock up on Gucci for a good cause

46 Once upon a time, actress Susan Anspach and Jack Nicholson were lovers. Now he's trying to evict her from her home, and she is going public about their private life and taking him to court

UPDATE 53
After descending into homelessness and addiction, Guillermo Descalzi, once a superstar of Latino TV news, makes a comeback

JOCKS 58
At 19, tennis ace Mark Philippoussis has a serve that has dispatched a thousand foes and a face that has launched a thousand sighs

ARTS 62
With his vivid watercolors of trout, Yale University senior James Prosek is being heralded as "the Audubon of the fishing world"

CRIME 65
Bob Harwood's murder of Rex Chao, both College Republicans, shocked students at Johns Hopkins University, and despite their intimate e-mails, the motive remains a mystery

COVER 72
Tall, handsome and extremely royal, Prince William, now 14, has gone from timid child to dream teen as Britain's latest heartthrob

TRENDS 84
Chicago toy inventor H. Ty Warner transforms beanbags into cute, cuddly animals—and a growing national craze

STAGE 89
Not too long ago Daphne Rubin-Vega scrubbed floors in a sculptor's studio. Now she's bringing down the house as one of the stars of Broadway's Rent

OUT OF THE PAST 92
British book expert Simon Roberts looks beneath a sofa and discovers a treasure—a lost leaf from a manuscript by George Washington

ATLANTA '96 95
In the comeback of the pre-Olympic season, runner Mary Decker Slaney, 38 in August, keeps injury at bay to win a spot on the 5,000-meter team

PAGES 101
Biographer Stephen Ambrose finds that following the trail of explorers Lewis and Clark leads to bestseller territory with Undaunted Courage

INTRODUCING 104
With three Broadway shows and an Emmy nomination to her name, Guiding Light's Kimberly Brown, 11, has stardom in her sights

TUBE 106
Surviving such trials as drug abuse and her mother's death, Khandi Alexander counts her blessings—among them, roles on two hit series

MAIL 1
PICKS & PANS 13
THE INSIDER 37
PASSAGES 81
PUZZLER 86
CHATTER 108

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