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UPDATED 09/13/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 09/13/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT

62 The First Family
George Bush, Laura and twins Barbara and Jenna talk about life on the campaign trail—and bringing boyfriends home to meet the President

68 Video Music Awards
The VMAs' sultry Miami locale was no sweat for Jennifer Lopez, Usher and Beyoncé

72 Laura Branigan
The singer best known for the '80s classic Gloria dies

75 Adventure
Aron Ralston writes about amputating his own arm

81 Family
Your spouse turns out to be gay. What now? Stories from people who've been there

86 Wedding
Law & Order: SVU's Mariska Hargitay and actor Peter Hermann tie the knot

91 Song: Anita Baker
After a decade as a stay-at-home mom, the soulful singer makes a comeback

95 2004 Olympics
What happened to Rulon Gardner's shoes? What did U.S. sprinters say in the huddle? Those and other Olympic questions answered

98 Controversy
Facing sexual abuse allegations, William Kennedy Smith steps down from his anti-landmine group

101 Pages
A-list event-planners Elizabeth Harrison and Lara Shriftman reveal their secrets for a winning party

106 Baby Love
Celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Debra Messing are taking first steps in their new lives as moms

115 Style
New York City celebrity hairstylist Serge Normant is a cut above for best-tressed clients like Julia Roberts

119 Trouble
A legal loophole lets attorney Ted Roberts collect as much as $155,000 from his wife Mary's ex-lovers—without being charged with blackmailing them

123 Matt LeBlanc
Joey Tribbiani's still a kid at heart, but former Friends star Matt LeBlanc acts like a grownup in his new solo TV gig

127 Crusaders
Loretta Duvall blames mental illness for the tragic deaths of three of her four children. Now she's fighting back

131 Medics
Dr. Ron Myers heals his patients in the Mississippi Delta, but that's just part of the job

144 Introducing
With critical kudos and welcome comparisons to Brad Pitt, Mean Creek's Scott Mechlowicz makes a big splash in the movies

147 Angels
Childhood traumas and triumphs inspire The Young and the Restless star Victoria Rowell to help other former foster children pursue the performing arts

151 On the Move: Oscar De La Hoya
The boxing superstar, now happily married, enters the reality-TV ring

154 Fall Preview
Autumn brings a bountiful harvest of new films from Julia, Gwyneth, Jude and Renée


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