June 29, 1998 12:00 PM

46 Up Front

The dragging death of James Byrd in Jasper, Texas, provokes shock, outrage—and murder charges

52 Her sentence for the manslaughter of an 8-month-old infant reduced, au pair Louise Woodward is free to return to England

54 Candy Bomber Gail Halvorsen soars over Berlin 50 years after the flights that made him a hero to war-weary kids

61 Animals

Thanks to Richard Avanzino’s dogged efforts, San Francisco has a new ASPCA adoption center

65 Arts

Sculptor Steve Tobin loved Ghana’s termite hills, so he copied them—in bronze

69 Coping

Cybill Shepherd discusses menopause and its implications in her signature style

76 Pages

Dr. Seuss makes a final house call with Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

79 Tube

Enrico Colantoni, the photographer on Just Shoot Me, is developing nicely

82 Inventors

In answer to every homeowner’s dream, Keith Doty offers the Lawn Nibbler, a robot that cuts the grass

84 Donors

Wall Street potentate Alan Greenberg gives $1 million to help the needy buy Viagra

87 Trouble

Months after kicking drugs and alcohol, country singer Hal Ketchum battles a disabling disease

93 Family

When divorce destroys children’s homes, Miami Beach psychotherapist Gary Neuman helps them rebuild

98 Cover

Bright and fun-loving at 13, Athina Roussel is no poor little rich girl—but the growing feud over her fortune might change that

107 Medics

Jeanette Tracy’s life was altered forever when her anesthesia failed. Now she’s trying to make sure no one else suffers as she did

111 Update

After dressing some of America’s fanciest hotels, designer Carleton Varney is turning to resort wear

117 Couples

With raves for The Truman Show and Lauren Holly on his arm, Jim Carrey is film-dom’s new King of the World

123 Song

High schooler Lila McCann hits the road to push her hot debut album

126 Angels

Wisconsin’s Joyce Berg calls on her collection of 12,000 angels to save an old church from the wrecking ball

129 Winners

After living in Chicago for 45 years, Valdas Adamkus returns home to Lithuania—as president

135 Jocks

A remarkable competitor, female race car driver Terri O’Connell used to be a man

140 Critters

A California racetrack bowwows its patrons with dachshund racing

145 Controversy

Librarian Shirley Barron says the IRS drove her husband to suicide

148 Crusaders

He sought the peace and quiet of the great outdoors. Now Bob Pierson battles to save the Montana ghost town he helped restore

6 Mailbag

10 Scoop

16 Star Tracks

25 Picks & Pans

45 Insider

97 Passages

114 Style Watch

142 Puzzler

152 Chatter

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