By People Staff
October 07, 1996 12:00 PM

STAR TRACKS 6

Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey put their friendship in plane view. Rosie O’Donnell’s feeling in the ink. Oprah Winfrey stands by her (Sted)man, and more

COVER 46

In a ceremony both secret and serene, John F. Kennedy Jr., the primo bachelor of his generation, wed girlfriend Carolyn Bessette

SONG 61

The Country Music Awards will allow Trisha Yearwood and Mavericks hubby Robert Reynolds to share some rare time off the road

TROUBLE 66

After wrecking his car, Frasier’s Kelsey Grammer checks into the Betty Ford Center

FAREWELL 69

She played in more than 50 films, but Dorothy Lamour will be recalled as the beauty between Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in seven “road” movies

CONTROVERSY 73

Jody Deramus’s husband, Frank, was dying, but their insurance company waited three years to explain why

UPDATE 81

While his civil trial heated up, O.J. Simpson waged a fierce battle on a second legal front—to regain custody of his kids Sydney and Justin

SEQUEL 85

Four years after his disastrous debate with Al Gore and Dan Quayle, former Perot VP candidate James Stockdale fights for his reputation

TUBE 90

As the standout member of Fox’s comedy show MAD TV, Nicole Sullivan is bringing some real life back to Saturday night

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? 92

Olympic track star Jim Ryun is, at 49, in his hardest race yet: running for Congress in Kansas

FAMILY 96

For Roz and Ron Helms, who have 9-year-old quints, and Patty and Scot Shier, whose quints are 8 months, cutting-edge fertility treatments have brought joy—and painful decisions

KIN 105

Following the suicide of Ray Combs, former host of The New Family Feud, his family discovers it is saddled with huge debts

BODY 111

Recovering from a rare physical disorder, Eric Nies, of MTV’s The Grind, gets back in the groove with a new exercise video

PAGES 115

Crime writer James Lee Burke looks back on the rough road he has traveled to bestsellerdom.

RESCUE 121

A bird-watching vacation in Ecuador turns into a monthlong kidnapping ordeal for New Jersey computer scientist John Heidema

PARTY 124

On her first postdivorce visit to the U.S., Princess Diana makes a royal splash at the White House, the British embassy and a gala fund-raiser

ON THE MOVE 127

Having blossomed in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, female impersonator The Lady Chablis goes back to her roots in a raucous rags-to-sequins memoir

ON THE JOB 131

Phoenix area sheriff Joe Arpaio houses inmates in Army tents and feeds them green bologna. His latest hard-line trick: a female chain gang

WEDDING 136

She was draped in Armani, he in stepchildren, as model Christie Brinkley and architect Peter Cook took their vows in an outdoor ceremony in Bridgehampton, N.Y.

INSIDE PEOPLE 1

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 15

THE INSIDER 45

STYLE WATCH 77

FIRST LOOK 78

PASSAGES 95

PUZZLER 108

CHATTER 138

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