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ON THE COVER 52

Don’t go looking forbad blood at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. With George and Barbara Bush in the White House, the First Family really is family, with five children and 10 grandkids, all deeply attached to the new President and his devoted First Lady.

UP FRONT 30-40

Happy birthday, Alexandria, Danielle, Erica, Raymond and Veronica! The L’Esperance family celebrates 12 months of joy and struggle with America’s first test-tube quintuplets

The New York Film Critics’ Circle awards dinner features a scary scenario: critics packed into a small room with their prey, including William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro and Susan Sarandon

In the bad old days before he played Cooter on The Dukes of Hazzard, actor Ben Jones couldn’t get elected dogcatcher. Now he’s a United States Congressman

HEROES 43

In an eerie twist of fate, Jacksonville policeman Ray Shinholser’s ballad for a fallen buddy presages his own untimely end

GOING HOME 44

Today she’s a citizen of the world, but in her heart Olympic champ Jackie Joyner-Kersee has never left East St. Louis, Ill.

SEQUEL 48

Now that she has a hit album, a TV movie and a thriving new family, Vanessa Williams‘ troubled reign as Miss America is history she’d rather forget

CRITTERS 66

Born footless, Andy the goose walks his way, thanks to businessman-farmer Gene Fleming and a pair of very small sneakers

COLLECTORS 69

Credit-card collector Walter Cavanagh gets a charge out of life every time he brings home the plastic

SCREEN 70

Leslie Nielsen is right on target playing a dimwit detective in The Naked Gun

GETAWAYS 75

Not content with his farm, his mountain retreat and his seaside mansion, USA Today founder Allen Neuharth builds a house in a tree

CRIME 77

Donald Lowry, convicted of fraud for his lonely hearts scam, finds there is indeed guilt without sex

STYLE 83

The latest in teddy-bear wear comes from French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

SONG 85

Poland’s Basia conquers the West with a surprising U.S. hit, Time and Tide

TOP 89

Actress Amy Wright shines as William Hurt’s quirky sister in The Accidental Tourist

REUNION 94

Eight years later, saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera wins freedom for the wife and son he left back in Cuba

WINNERS 98

Twin bowlers Matthew and Scott Higa, 7, have a ball—and a houseful of trophies

MAIL 8

PICKS & PANS 11

TAKE ONE 29

STAR TRACKS 46

CHATTER 100