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Murdered Teen’s Remains Given to Her Family 46 Years Later

07/08/2014 at 08:15 PM EDT

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Sandy Stiver’s family receives her remains

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It took 46 years, but Sandra Ann Stiver was finally reunited with her family this week.

Berks County Coroner Dennis Hess presented the cremated remains of Stiver, who was murdered after she fled home at the age of 14, to her mother and two of her siblings at a news conference in Reading, Pennsylvania, Monday.

Sandy and her sister-in-law Martha Stiver, 17, disappeared in 1968 after running away from home in Philadelphia.

Sandy’s body was found in a patch of poison ivy in Berks County, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 22, 1968. She’d been shot five times. Martha’s remains were found the following April about five miles away, in French Creek State Park. Authorities could not determine a cause of death but said she was murdered.

“If there’s anyone out there with any kind of information from 1968, when these murders took place … please, it’s time to have a conscience and it’s time to fess up,” Hess said, according to the Associated Press.

Both girls were buried as Jane Does in adjoining, unmarked graves in a potter’s field outside Reading, about 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

Sandy’s family later moved to Ohio but said they never stopped wondering what happened to her. Her sister, Hazel, found information about the “Berks County Jane Does” on The Doe Network, a website run by a group of amateur sleuths who try to match bodies to unsolved cases.

In October, authorities exhumed the bodies and obtained DNA samples. The matches came back last month.

Sandy’s mother Elizabeth, now 87, choked back tears and held a tissue over her mouth as Hess gave her a metal urn with her daughter’s ashes Monday.

“We’re sad and we’re hurt and we’re mad,” Hazel said. “We want to know who did it.”

The Stivers plan to bury Sandy in Ohio. Martha Stiver’s remains will be shipped back to her family in Kansas, Hess said, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

Tom, her widower, urged anyone with information about the homicides to call police, the Daily News reported.

“Somebody out there has to know something,” he said. “They gotta come forward.”

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George and Laura Bush Offer Rare Peek Inside Crawford Ranch

07/08/2014 at 07:45 PM EDT

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Breezeway inside the Bush family’s Crawford ranch

Peter Vitale for Architectural Digest

Every home has a history, but this one holds a place in American history.

Former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush have opened up their famous Crawford, Texas, ranch to Architectural Digest – and the images are dazzling.

The eco-friendly, 1,600-acre property once dubbed the Western White House has hosted world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. It was also the scene of Jenna Bush Hager’s 2008 wedding and the spot where then-president Bush famously cleared brush during his two terms in office.

Then as now, the natural setting makes Prairie Chapel Ranch a peaceful retreat for the couple, who tried to stay true to the landscape when they completed the home in 2001.

“We wanted to see and enjoy the beauty as much as possible,” the former president tells the magazine for its August cover story.

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Bush family ranch

Peter Vitale for Architectural Digest

The house itself is fairly understated – it’s a three-bedroom, one-story limestone abode with an adjacent two-suite guesthouse. Yet, striking touches make it impressively presidential, like the 40-mile network of bike trails, a secluded tree-shaded swimming pool and a private 10-acre lake stocked with bass. (The former president enjoys fishing, and says his largest catch has been a ten-pounder.)

“We wanted the house to fit into the landscape,” says Mrs. Bush, who worked with Texas architect David Heymann to ensure the home is unobtrusively nestled in a grove of live oaks and cedar elms. “It’s slightly motel-ish, but we love that.”

Heymann also added sustainable features including a geothermal energy system for heating and cooling, and a rainwater run-off that goes from the roof into a gravel-filled moat – that water is then used to irrigate the lawns.

Although the Bushes continue to use their Dallas home as their primary residence, the Crawford ranch serves as a place where they can enjoy time with extended family, including granddaughter Mila. It’s also a serene spot where the former president can pursue his latest passion – painting.

The former 43rd president often paints in the home’s enclosed breezeway (the windows are replaced with screens in warm weather) and two of his pet portraits occupy the study.

The Bushes made the ranch their first stop once they vacated the White House in January 2009, and the former first lady has made it clear the property holds a special place in their hearts.

“Having this home and this beautiful property is a wonderful way to think about how we want our lives to be forever,” Laura told Oprah Winfrey in 2010.

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Pool at Bush family’s Crawford ranch

Peter Vitale for Architectural Digest

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Couples Bare More Than Their Souls on Reality Show Dating Naked (VIDEO)

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07/08/2014 at 07:30 PM EDT

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Contestants on Dating Naked

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Meeting complete strangers while in the buff isn’t just a recurring nightmare anymore. It’s reality!

Reality TV, that is. On VH1′s wacky new venture Dating Naked, singles looking for love – or just looking to look – let it all hang out in hopes of meeting the one. Set up on multiple nude dates, contestants must choose the person they’re most compatible with.

While some appear extremely nervous, others take a liking to going full monty. “Usually it takes me three or four dates to see my girl naked,” one contestant says. “This was such a time saver.”

From surfing to horseback riding (ouch!), couples get to know each other inside and (mostly) out while vacationing on a picturesque island. Thanks to some well-placed blurred lines, viewers don’t have to get to know them too well.

One thing’s for sure: Going in for a kiss at the end of the date is far less risky than trying for a hug.

Dating Naked premieres Thursday, July 17, at 9/8c on VH1. Watch an exclusive extended preview below.

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Katie Holmes Savors Singlehood, Calls Love for Daughter Suri ‘Overwhelming’

07/08/2014 at 07:15 PM EDT

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Katie Holmes in Glamour‘s August 2014 issue.

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Goodbye Mrs. Tom Cruise, hello single-and-loving-it Katie Holmes.

The 35-year-old actress tells Glamour she’s not dating right now, but that’s just fine. She already has a great love in her life: 8-year-old daughter Suri.

“I didn’t know how much love I had in me. It’s overwhelming,” she tells fashion pal Zac Posen, who interviewed her for the magazine’s August cover story. “Every day I discover more about this spectacular human being I get to be the mother of.”

And when Posen dares to ask about her relationship status, Holmes, who divorced Cruise in 2012, is blunt: “I am really focused on motherhood and work right now.”

Work currently includes a role in the highly anticipated film version of The Giver – alongside Meryl Streep – which hits theaters Aug. 15.

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Katie Holmes

Tom Munro / Glamour

But when the cameras aren’t rolling, Holmes sounds like a typical doting mother who indulges her daughter’s movie tastes – and sweet tooth.

“I’ve seen Frozen a lot,” she admits, while also sharing what she cooks for the fashion-forward New York City elementary-schooler.

“Plain pasta with butter is a hit. Chocolate-chip pancakes are a hit – together with chocolate-chip cookies. I do a homemade chicken finger. That’s a hit,” she says.

Also a hit? Her loving Ohio family, whom she credits with keeping her grounded.

“[My] family has been so crucial to my outlook on life,” she says. “I started acting at 17 and had success at an early age, where all of a sudden people knew who I was. But my parents always treated me the exact same way at home and reminded me of gratitude. And that’s been a grounding force.”

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