Passages

UPDATED 02/24/1997 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 02/24/1997 at 01:00 AM EST

Rocker Melissa Etheridge's longtime companion, filmmaker Julie Cypher, 32, gave birth to an 8-lb., 10-oz. daughter, Bailey Jean Cypher, on Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. The couple have not released any information concerning how the child was conceived. Etheridge, 35, had filed suit previously, on Feb. 5, in Los Angeles against her former tour manager Ulrich Peretz, 42, seeking $500,000 in compensatory damages and a court order to stop him from selling and publicizing personal information about her. Etheridge, who fired Peretz last year, claims he has threatened to break a confidentiality agreement that he entered into in 1989.

Musician and model Donovan Leitch, 29, son of '60s pop star Donovan, is engaged to marry model Kirsty Hume, 21. It will be the first marriage for both....

ABC World News Tonight anchor Peter Jennings, 58, and 20/20 producer Kayce Freed are engaged. No date has been set for the wedding, which will be the first for Freed, who is in her mid-30s, according to an ABC spokesman, and the fourth for Jennings, who has two teenage children from his marriage to writer Kati Marton.

Paul Ward, 32, was charged Feb. 4 with the murder of investigative reporter Veronica Guerin, 36, last June in Dublin (PEOPLE, July 22, 1996). Guerin, married and the mother of a 7-year-old son, had been hailed for exposés of Dublin's powerful drug lords. She was shot five times by a man on a motorcycle as she sat in her car at a traffic light.

Gospel star and Grammy winner Ronald Winans, 40, underwent 14 hours of heart surgery on Feb. 8 at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor to repair damage suffered in an undetected heart attack five months ago. He was in fair condition at press time.

Former actress Barbara Neugass, 54, filed a palimony suit against actor Jack Klugman, 74, on Feb. 10, claiming he broke an oral agreement to support her when they separated in 1992 after living together for 18 years. She is seeking $1.5 million in damages.

1976 Olympic decathlon gold medalist Bruce Jenner, 47, and his wife, Kris, 39, are expecting their second child in August. They have a 15-month old daughter, Kendall, and four children each from previous marriages....

Publishing and real estate mogul Mort Zuckerman, 59, owner of U.S. News and World Report, and wife Maria Prather, 41, a curator at Washington's National Gallery of Art, expect their first child later this year.

Kimberly Michelle Mays, 18, who was somehow switched at birth with another baby and in 1993 successfully sued to remain with the man who reared her rather than with her biological parents (but later moved in with them for a time), married Jeremy Weeks, 19, a film-art student, on Feb. 8 in Orlando. Bob Mays, who cared for Kimberly from birth, gave the bride away....

Richard B. Stolley, 68, founding managing editor of PEOPLE, and actress-journalist Lïse Hilboldt, 45, were married on Feb. 8 at St. James's Church in New York City. It is the second marriage for both.

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