ON THE COVER 50
Once upon a time, 5-year-old Jaime Harrison played in the sunshine like little girls everywhere. Now her parents know that for Jaime and her sister, Sherry, 3, the sun could be fatal. Their lives must be spent in the shadows, praying and hoping for a medical breakthrough

Up Front 58
American University President Richard Berendzen resigns in disgrace, accused of making obscene phone calls to a Virginia housewife

Couples 71
She's a thirtysomething mom, he's an Equal Justice attorney, but Mel Harris and Cotter Smith play their favorite roles offscreen—husband and wife

Screen 77
Character actor Hector Elizondo walks off with everything but the scenery in the Pretty Woman

Tube 83
Who did in poor Laura Palmer? And what's going on here anyway? David Lynch's Twin Peaks dishes up dwarfs, evil doings and killer cherry pie

Bio 93
After 30 years spent with chimps in the wild, Jane Goodall braves civilization to plead her case for saving man's closest relative

Trouble 101
Stricken with a near-fatal illness, Liz Taylor wins her battle for life in a Santa Monica hospital

Controversy 105
Fed up with Harvard Law School's failure to give a minority woman teacher tenure, Prof. Derrick Bell lays down his job in protest

Medics 111
Marty Eichelberger, head of the nation's top pediatric trauma center, helps save children from themselves and parents from a life of grief

Style 117
If you've got the cash, decorator Mark Hampton's got the cachet; First Lady Barbara Bush wouldn't be without him

To The Top 122
Anchorman John Tesh does Entertainment Tonight for the money; offscreen he's a rising new-age composer

Video 127
Gonzo comedian Jeff Altman, survivor of a sitcom that put him in therapy, gets his own cable special this month

Jocks 131
Louisiana track officials are crying foul play, not horseplay, and accusing jockey Sylvester Carmouche of hiding his mount in the fog

Pages 132
Sara Paretsky's latest thriller marks another case for V.I. Warshawski—a liberated female sleuth not to be confused with Miss Marple

On The Move 138
Bulking up and lashing out, Raye Hollitt creams the competition on TV's American Gladiators

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 11
THE INSIDER 49
PASSAGES 64
STAR TRACKS 137
CHATTER 140