Pg… 50 The Last Heroes: 36 years after his pioneer voyage around the Earth, John Glenn prepares to reconquer space. Photography by Ralph Morse
Pg… 57 The Mercury seven and flying ace Chuck Yeager, photography by Harry Benson
Pg… 70 The Madonna In Georgia: Believers flock to a Georgia firm seeking an apparition–and inspiration, photography by Victor Balaban.
Pg… 76 Fairplay: Corndogs, duck calling contest and a sculpture made of cheese: welcome to the Iowa State fair, photography by Sylvia Plachy
Pg… 86 Wonderlands: A book in progress celebrates nature's unspoiled beauty, photography by Sheila Metzner
Pg… 94 Life with Shallah: Wild Times with a pet cheetah, photography by Carol Cawthra Hopcraft
Pg… 98 MS. West Goes to Tokyo: A Louisiana grandmother takes on the chemical conglomerate, photography by Annette Aurell
Pg… 110 Family Values: N.C. Wyeth's mural, an ode to the importance of family, gets a facelift, photography by Frederick Charles.
Pg… 114 Poetry, USA: America's poet Laureatte has kicked off a contest, and he wants EVERY SINGLE ONE of us to enter, photography by Gillian Edelstein
Pg… 13 Contributors: The writers and photographers who give us LIFE
Pg… 14 Editor's Note: Are we looking for heroes in all the wrong places?
Pg… 16 Letters: An educator's prescription for improving our schools; plus, readers react to a young man's miracle surgery and to the return of the Hensel Twins
Pg… 18 The Big Picture: A Commander in Chief in political limbo; the famine in Sudan worsens; Israeli fundamentalists take a dispute to the streets
Pg… 42 Life & Times: New! A look at life as we know it this month: buy the book, see the watering hole; The perfect storm spawns a tourist attraction. / Who's hot this Halloween? / A rare mole, you absolutely have to see to believe / Saving Private Ryan; a genuine John Miller in Normandy / Our pick for page–turner of the month / A champion belly flopper defends his title
Pg… 46 A Day in the Life: Pony girl Laura Droge takes the reins in the New York racetrack. Photography by Pamela Duffy.
Pg… 124 Just One More: We offer proof positive that superstars used to be larger than life