* Back to Life: Nancy Cruzan died...
* Back to Life: Nancy Cruzan died last December, 12 days after the feeding tube that had kept her alive was removed at her family’s request--and six months after the U.S. Supreme Court used her case in its first right-to-die ruling. Now her family is advising other families facing similar decisions. Says Cruzan’s father, Joe: “If I had to do it all over again, I’d do it exactly the same way.”
* Back of the Hand: Millicent Fenwick, 81, the feisty retired congresswoman who inspired a “Doonesbury” comic-strip character, still doesn’t trust Democrats. “When confronted with a problem, the automatic reaction of high-minded, intelligent Democrats would be: ‘Government must do something,’ ” she declared recently. “When Republicans confront a similar problem, the reaction is: ‘We must do something.’ ”
* Back in Competition: Former Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut has her eyes on the Olympics again, but this time not as a competitor. “I’m coaching three Olympic hopefuls,” the 37-year-old told People magazine. A triple gold medalist at the 1972 Olympics, the diminutive Korbut moved to the United States with her family in March, fleeing in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster.
* Back at It: She is a tall, 22-year-old model and actress, and she will take part in the Miss World competition Saturday in Atlanta. So why all the fuss? Because Diana Tilden-Davis, who is white, represents South Africa as that nation returns to the contest after 14 years. Fashion editors and models say her selection was unpopular with blacks. But a spokeswoman for a newspaper co-sponsoring Tilden-Davis retorted: “It does not matter what color she is.”