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STAR TRACKS 8

Mick Jagger kicks off the jumpin’ Freejack flash. Warren Beatty and Annette Bening bring up baby. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman get physical, and more

UP FRONT

30 North Dakota teenager John Thompson lost both arms in a terrible farming accident but found astonishing courage to save himself

34 Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan’s biggest fan, her mom, can see her daughter’s performance only up very close: She’s legally blind

36 Hoping to stir fellow baby boomers, Ken Wayne uses part of his $9.6 million Pennsylvania Lotto jackpot to aid Russia

40 Newly discovered photos of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, with Texas playboy Steve Wyatt raise Palace ire and public eyebrows

SONG 49

Before he hit it big, country singer Tracy Lawrence paid his dues—and has four bullet wounds to prove it

FAREWELL 56

MacGyver calls it quits, and bachelor star Richard Dean Anderson settles into a steady romance

COVER 58

Sally Jessy Raphaël musters the strength to go on with her hit show as her son J.J. Soderlund lies severely injured after an almost fatal car crash

TROUBLE 67

The NBA threatens quiet revenge on the Washington Bullets most raucous fan, Robin Ficker

SCREEN 71

In The Hand Thai Rocks the Cradle, Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson proves he ain’t afraid of no killer nanny, either

ON TRIAL 75

A Milwaukee jury will begin hearing testimony this week on whether admitted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is legally insane

STAGE 80

You wouldn’t expect to find them there, but this season Debbie Gibson, Rob Lowe, Sheena Easton and Mr. T, among other celebs, are testing their talents in the theater

PARTY 84

Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, the Isley Brothers and the Yardbirds get their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction notices

MAIL 10

PICKS & PANS 13

THE INSIDER 29

PASSAGES 52

CHATTER 86