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52 Up Front

The brutal killing of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard sends shock waves across the country

58 By night, Susan Booth is a train conductor, but by day she works to make life better for Romania’s forgotten street children

62 Critters everywhere mourn the loss of writer and social commentator Cleveland Amory, who never met an animal he didn’t like

67 Update

Mary Letourneau gives birth again, while 15-year-old Vili Fualaau, promoting their new book in Paris, talks of their love

70 Animals

Cute and cuddly she’s not, but LuLu the potbellied pig proved her mettle as a pet when her owner had a heart attack

75 Introducing

Playing a teenager in the age of polyester and disco, That ’70s Show star Ashton Kutcher goes to work with a smiley on his face

79 Controversy

Reverend Tom Grey leads a grassroots crusade to end legalized gambling

82 Song

Physics instructor Lynda Williams experiments by mixing cabaret with the classroom

85 On the Move

Chef Mario Batali whips up two tasty TV shows and a book of delicious recipes

91 In His Own Words

Trouble at work? Writer Bob Rosner tells how to heal your inner Dilbert

95 Discovery

Paleontologist Christopher Wolfe, 9, adds a dinosaur species to his name

98 Sacrebleu!

Wine expert Tom Stevenson says the English, not the French, were the first to have champagne dreams

103 Kin

After battling dyslexia, David DeLuise, Dom’s son, proves he’s a worthy comic heir on NBC’s Jesse

110 Cover

The leaves are changing and so are the stars: New looks for the likes of Roseanne, Oprah and Madonna have fans doing double takes

123 Spirit

Richard Greene begins rebuilding Noah’s ark in rural Maryland

127 Tube

Giving voice to two King of the Hill characters isn’t enough for Brittany Murphy, who stars in the ABC film David and Lisa

131 Medics

Seeing her MS patients suffer in nursing homes, Dr. Mridula Prasad gave them a house to call their own

137 Where Are They Now?

Larry Wilcox, the white-bread half of TV’s CHiPs, traded highway high jinks for a career in high tech

141 To the Top

In Losing My Virginity, Richard Branson, Britain’s unconventional billionaire, shares a life spent aloft in business and entertainment

149 Crusaders

Model Waris Dirie, a victim of female genital mutilation, spearheads the fight to end the brutal practice

152 Farewell

Polka king Frank Yankovic, the accordion wizard whose music delighted millions, dies at age 83

156 Anniversary

In its 30th season, Sesame Street is still one of the happiest addresses in the world

6 Mailbag

10 Scoop

18 Star Tracks

25 Picks & Pans

51 Insider

100 Style Watch

109 Passages

146 Puzzler

155 Royal Watch

160 Chatter