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updated 02/24/1997 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/24/1997 01:00AM

STAR TRACKS 8
Cindy Crawford sells to the highest bidder. Pierce Brosnan gets kicked off. The cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 celebrates its 200th episode, and more

UP FRONT

46 Almost two years after Maurizio Gucci, head of the leather-goods empire, was gunned down in Milan, his ex-wife is arrested for murder

50 Who's top dog? A standard schnauzer named Ch. (for Champion) Parsifal Di Casa Nezter (Pa to his pals) trots off as No. 1 at New York City's Westminster dog show

54 In Palatine, Ill., Janet Pasaye gave birth prematurely to a 1-lb. 5-oz. son—92 days later his twin brother makes his appearance

56 SAT scores were raised across the U.S. when New Hampshire high school senior Colin Rizzio found a flawed question on the math test

ON THE MOVE 61
Rock's onetime bad girl Courtney Love gets good reviews for her first starring film role in The People vs. Larry Flynt

KIN 67
It didn't appear to be in the script, but 27-year-old Christian Forte, son of ex-teen-idol Fabian, has emerged as a promising screenwriter with the art-house flick Albino Alligator

TO THE TOP 68
Florida painter and carver Mike Drummond whittles while he works, sculpting astronauts, athletes and giraffes out of toothpicks

JOCKS 71
Neither minor hassles nor major surgery have stopped ski nut Paul Schipper, 73, from hitting the slopes every ski day since 1980

ARTS 72
Twenty-five-year-old classical violinist Lara St. John bares more than her love for Bach on her debut album. Is that why it's such a hot seller?

PAGES 75
Romance-writer-turned-suspense-novelist Tami Hoag takes Night Sins, her bestselling tale of small-town chills, to TV as a miniseries

IN THE MONEY 83
Artist-mailman Mark Bennett has plans aplenty of the TV homes of Archie Bunker, the Brady Bunch and other sitcom habitués

SONG 87
Crossover singer Deana Carter has a female take on country's venerable somebody-done-me-wrong song: "Did I Shave My Legs for This?"

SEQUEL 93
Jonathan Larson died suddenly on the eve of the meteoric success of his musical Rent. Now his family claims two hospitals misdiagnosed him just days before his death

COVER 100
Burt Reynolds, Dorothy Hamill, M.C. Hammer, Kim Basinger and other once-wealthy stars prove that fame is no protection against financial woes. But Wayne Newton, Willie Nelson and Meat Loaf close the book on Chapter 11

TUBE 113
Singer, actress and minister, Della Reese is on the wing as the star of one of TV's hottest shows, Touched by an Angel

BIO 123
In a candid memoir, Katharine Graham describes her privileged childhood, her husband's suicide and her years at the helm of The Washington Post

ON THE JOB 135
High-tech expert Sam Nicholson unleashes his destructive forces as the visual-effects chief of the miniseries Asteroid

COUPLES 138
They hang out and travel together, even dine with each other's folks. Yet Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey claim to be just friends

PARTY 140
The party never ends: Roseanne and Rosie O'Donnell rave on at the American Comedy Awards; Denzel Washington hits an emotional high at the NAACP Image Awards

MAIL 6
PICKS & PANS 15
THE INSIDER 45
FIRST LOOK 80
STYLE WATCH 84
PASSAGES 90
PUZZLER 120
ROYAL WATCH 130
CHATTER 144

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