June 16, 1997 12:00 PM

MAIL 1

PICKS & PANS 15

THE INSIDER 43

STYLE WATCH 93

PASSAGES 95

INTRODUCING 108

PUZZLER 114

CHATTER 140

STAR TRACKS 6

Rosie O’Donnell blooms at the Tonys. Oprah Winfrey goes back to school. Bruce Springsteen takes his best shot, and more

UP FRONT

44 Thirty-two years after the murder of Malcolm X, his widow, Betty Shabazz, is severely burned, allegedly by her troubled grandson Malcolm

48 Pop singer Mariah Carey and music mogul Tommy Mottola agree to separate four years after their lavish wedding

50 Kenny “the Gambler” Rogers defies the odds and draws a fifth queen—Wanda Miller, a former restaurant hostess from Valdosta, Ga., and his new bride

52 A pillar of his community, Tennessee judge David Lanier abused his power against women in the most injudicious ways

TRIBUTE 59

Jeff Buckley, a rising rocker and son of the late folk singer Tim Buckley, vanishes into the waters of the Mississippi

ON THE MOVE 61

To the delight of guests like Fergie, Goldie Hawn and Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ruby Wax’s talk show is a three-ring circus—and she cracks the quips

HOST 64

A self-proclaimed genius, chef Juliano proves veggies can be vibrant as he turns his restaurant, Raw, into a San Francisco hot spot

POLS 67

On July 1, Hong Kong becomes part of China. Political gadfly Martin Lee is fighting to make sure that doesn’t mean an end to democracy

ANGELS 71

Former Olympic fencer Peter Westbrook inspires and enlightens inner-city kids with the sport that helped him escape the ghetto

TUBE 77

Molly Shannon’s wild inner child, oddball parochial-schoolgirl Mary Katherine Gallagher, is the toast of Saturday Night Live

OUT OF THE PAST 83

Gleb Botkin’s fairy tales brightened the final days of Tsar Nicholas II’s ill-fated children

SCREEN 87

Fans loved his Bubba character in Forrest Gump, but they may not recognize Mykelti Williamson as Con Air’s hunk

TO THE TOP 90

Courageous new Captain Kangaroo John McDonough takes over from the old marsupial master Bob Keeshan

COVER 96

Earl Woods taught his son Tiger to be a winner. On the mend from heart surgery, he still has a lesson or two for his famous son

VERDICT 105

Now, with a guilty verdict in the Oklahoma City bombing case, Paul Heath is helping fellow survivors put the tragedy behind them

INVENTOR 111

Frustrated by his disabled son’s clunky wheelchair, Cannondale bicycle’s chief executive officer Joe Montgomery designs his own model

RECOVERING 117

After speculation about his weight loss, Friends’ Matthew Perry admits to a drug problem

FAREWELL 118

In 1944, Rose Monroe was just another factory hand when she was cast as Rosie the Riveter, icon of World War II’s workingwomen

MEDICS 121

Given 30 months to live, Rick Murdock is saved when his biotech company wins a race against the clock to develop a new cancer therapy

TRAGEDY 127

Students at a New York City high school mourn beloved teacher Jonathan Levin, murdered son of Time Warner chairman and chief executive officer Gerald Levin

STYLE 133

After her sportswear line went belly-up, Lauren Sara found success designing chic maternity wear for celebs like Natasha Richardson, Demi Moore and Deborah Norville

TRENDS 136

Hollywood is long on trailers as retro-minded stars like Anthony Edwards and Tom Hanks snap up vintage Airstreams

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