46 Up Front
Residents of Fallon, Nev., unite to fight a mysterious cancer cluster taking hold among their children at a rate more than 20 times the national average
52 Together with other World War II POWs, 81-year-old Bataan death-march survivor Lester Tenney sues for reparations for 2½ years of slave labor in a Japanese coal mine
56 Prince Edward’s wife, the former Sophie Rhys-Jones, hopes for another chance to bear a child after suffering a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy
Captured in Afghanistan fighting for the Taliban, 20-year-old American and convert to Islam John Walker faces serious questions—as well as a possible trial on charges of treason
The Sex and the City diamond horseshoe pendant necklace worn by Carrie on the show brings good fortune to designers Mia Koniver and Lizzie Scheck
65 In the Money
Once homeless, Mary Margaret Cannon now sells tree ornaments with a renewed Christmas spirit
Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, George Clooney and others enlist in a global effort to boost the morale of U.S. fighting men and women
A Sept. 11 widow in Brooklyn gets a Down East-flavored windfall from Maine restaurateurs Gary and Carolyn Brouillard
89 Where Are They Now?
Northern Exposure inspired Cynthia Geary to leave L.A. and start a family in the Northwest
92 On the Job
Students rocket to new heights in Jayne Lawson and Celisa Edwards’s Star Trek-themed classroom
95 Olympics 2002
On or off the hill, skiing champ—and adrenaline addict—Daron Rahlves knows where to find hair-raising world-class thrills
99 Oh, Baby!
It’s a girl! Faith Hill and Tim McGraw welcome their third daughter, Audrey Caroline, who made an unexpected early debut
101 In Her Own Words
On the hunt for each year’s Best American Recipes, editor Fran McCullough is willing to try virtually anything once. Beer Can Chicken, anyone?
Louise Pitre proves she’s a dancing—and singing—queen in Broadway’s new hit ABBA musical Mamma Mia!
6 Star Tracks
27 Picks & Pans
83 Style Watch