Pg… 12 The Big Picture: A frightening new virus stalks an African village; in Paris, a perennial runner–up finally wins; no Lamaze classes required for the ultimate dad. LIFE Unfolds: A French institution, rocking through the ages.
Pg… 26 Portrait: The past years been a thriller, but Michael Jackson and his bride defied the skeptics by celebrating the first anniversary
Pg… 28 LIFE Goes To…: What's big and hairy, with red knees and eight legs? Nothing to be afraid of. Trust us.
Pg… 38 Almanac: Millions experienced New York City's most singular sensation; the last word (again) on a famous disappearing act; a rousing encore for a young man with a horn
Pg… 40 The Way We Live: Headlines about of dungeons and child molesters inspired one mother to examine the risks our children face in their danger years. She finds the reality of their lives to be less dramatic–and perhaps more disturbing
Pg… 64 Face to Face: Peace–loving Native American? Young girls secretly in love with John Smith? Disney takes its shot at an age–old question: who was Pocahontas.
Pg… 70 Discovery: A train accident severed John Evans left team. Then a gifted surgeon may be inspired decision to attach it to his right arm.
Pg… 74 LIFE Special: Sired by Triple Crown winner Seattle slew, pitcher–perfect two–year–old filly Weekend in Seattle was born to run
Pg… 56 Journey: The new Russia is still haunted by the old Russian. Devastating photos of industrial pollution, corruption and a desire nostalgia provided a harrowing glimpse of a society in free fall
Pg… 82 Camera at Work: Two Victorian photographers get a newfangled camera off the ground.
Pg… 87 Pictures to the Editor
Pg… 88 Just One More : Cover photograph by Joe McNally