Time Magazine Contents Page

JULY 26, 1993 VOL. 142 NO. 4

PUBLISHER'S LETTER 4

LETTERS 8

THE WEEK 15

MILESTONES 21

22

COVER: The Great Flood of '93

In extent and damage, the Mississippi-Missouri inundation may be the all-time U.S. monster, but Midwesterners bear up with good humor and resilience -- though also with aching backs.

30

Dams and Levees: A mixed blessing

32

After the Deluge: The potential for disease

36

SCIENCE: Gayness in the Genes

Strong evidence emerges that homosexuality is inherited

38

Terrible Choice: Will families want to abort gay babies?

40

THE MILITARY: No End in Sight

A gay compromise looms, but the fighting isn't over

41

The...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!