June 28, 1999 12:00 PM

52 Cover

Success means Ricky Martin can do anything with his vida loca—except slow down

60 Up Front

Lights, camera, gurgle! Hollywood dads such as Christian Slater are finding that fatherhood is cool

65 Crime

Romance writer Nancy Richards-Akers left her abusive husband—but she couldn’t escape his demons

75 Family

When Lou Gehrig’s disease struck Jenifer Estess, her devoted sisters became her link to life

81 To the Top

Seth MacFarlane, creator of TV’s Family Guy, found inspiration close to home

84 Wedding

Courteney Cox and her groom, David Arquette, left their hearts—and Screaming fans—in San Francisco at a Friends-filled fete

89 In Her Own Words

Author Mary Pipher offers baby boomers compelling reasons and new strategies for communicating better with their elderly parents

93 Woof!

It’s more than barking violations; San Francisco’s Dog Court puts teeth in the law

94 Screen

Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Seth Green stakes out a witty role in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

99 Coping

Just four years after the federal building bombing, Oklahoma City struggles to recover from a disastrous tornado

105 Local Heroes

After a recalled crib caused their toddler’s death, Linda Ginzel and Boaz Keysar declared war on unsafe products

109 Where Are They Now?

When disco died, diva Donna Summer retreated to life on a farm—but now she’s hitting the comeback trail

113 Pols

Las Vegas’s newly elected mayor, defense attorney Oscar Goodman, once defended the city’s most notorious criminals

116 Introducing

Six-year-old actress Hallie Eisenberg is making a living channeling tough guys like Joe Pesci. You got a problem with that?

119 Happy

Inspired by his chronically disabled daughter, pharmacist-technician Kenny Kramm created FLAVORx medicine flavorings to give kids a sweet taste of success

121 Farewell

DeForest Kelley became a star playing Star Trek’s crusty Dr. Leonard McCoy—no bones about it

124 Crusaders

Kentucky teen Deanna Durrett has taken on the tobacco industry to save kids from smoking

129 Update

The net effect of Andre Agassi’s split with Brooke Shields seems to be his rebirth as a tennis player

132 Soap Stars

Laura Saxe’s face graced wrappers of two rival soap brands in China. Problem: They used the same photo

134 Inventors

A show featuring the wares of home-workshop tinkerers proves Yankee ingenuity is alive and well in Pittsburgh

6 Mailbag

10 Scoop

16 Star Tracks

25 The Way We Were

27 Picks & Pans

51 Insider

83 Passages

97 Style Watch

126 Puzzler

138 Chatter

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