By People Staff
September 30, 2004 12:00 PM

Kevin Costner marries handbag designer Christine Baumgartner in a mountainside ceremony.

The Laci Trial
Anticipation grows – and tempers flare – as the prosecution wraps up its case at Scott Peterson’s trial

Cynthia Nixon
The Sex and the City star and mother of two finds a new romance – this time with a woman

The fashion world has lost designer Geoffrey Beene, a master of elegant, body-conscious clothes

Two Forest Service workers brave a fiery crash landing in Montana

Sweet-swinging Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols makes a name for himself – on and off the field

Late-night host Carson Daly continues his path from veejay to big deal

Billionaire Patrick Taylor is pushing his merit-based plan for college tuition

Gael Garc a Bernal
The Mexican actor tackles sex and politics onscreen

Police say that children at infant Matthew Perilli’s daycare caused his death

Out of the Past
Before fame and fortune struck, Halle Berry was a beauty queen, Donald Trump a military-school cadet and Colin Farrell a line-dancing instructor

Hold on to your hat – and your stomach – on a new zero gravity plane ride

Refusing to accept their infertility, these five couples pushed the medical limits to have their miracle babies

With his hit song “Lean Back,” rapper Fat Joe has fans on their feet

On the Job
CSI has nothing on LAPD ballistics ace Richard Smith, whose on-target analysis has helped crack hundreds of cases

Woman, Thou Art Loosed star Kimberly Elise tightens her grip on Hollywood

Animals activist Alison Gianotto strives to keep animal abusers on a short leash

Marcia Angell, M.D., attacks the drug industry in a searing new book

Married, with children, and ready to jam – a growing number of suburban moms form rock bands