ON THE COVER 86
Her dreams destroyed by partner Randy Gardner's disabling injury at the Lake Placid Olympics, Tai Babilonia kept skating but lost her footing in life—turning to drinking and drugs to conquer fear and unhappiness

UP FRONT 42-57

Two hundred years after the Bounty, the descendants of mutineer Fletcher Christian face trouble in their Pitcairn Island paradise

Zita, the last Habsburg Empress, dies at 96, and Vienna stages a full-pomp final tribute

TO THE TOP 65
Ex-model Joe Lara strips down for Tarzan in Manhattan

TUBE 68
Wonder Years' star Fred Savage faces sibling rivalry at home—his little sister and brother are starting acting careers of their own

SCREEN 79
Penelope Ann Miller speeds toward stardom in Dead-Bang

SEQUEL 83
A son's fatal illness put Eddie Rabbitt's career on hold; now he's back, singing with the heartbreak

COUPLES 94
Joe Ross was Maura Handren's hero when he saved her from drowning; then they dried off and got married

TROUBLE 97
Psychologist Eugene Landy, shrink to the stars, loses his license for an ethical breach

GALLERY 98
Forced into exile, 14 million refugees hope for the kindness of strangers

CRIME 108
Proving that old dogs could use some new tricks, 82-year-old Jack Kelm is jailed for bank robbery

LOOKOUT 113
After cutting college classes to watch the soaps, Sally Sussman has her own show

MAIN STREET 117
He's located next to a Dairy Queen, but Indiana's Hermann Albers is the Rolls-Royce of Rolls-Royce dealers

LAURELS 121
Perfect timing at a tragic moment helps Ron Olshwanger win a Pulitzer Prize for photography

SCENE 125
Hollywood's Kim Basinger and friends ante up $20 million to buy the little town of Braselton, Ga.

PAGES 127
The lesson of Geek Love, Katherine Dunn's strange new novel about freaks and mutants, is that deformity is only skin deep

KIN 131
Though she hasn't seen much of her father, Richard, Rain Pryor of Head or the Class has shown some of his talent for surviving hard times

HAPPY 135
The driving forces of the age—rock and real estate-converge as Jon Bon Jovi gives away his family's home to promote his band's LP

STYLE 136
In a stirring anatomical tribute, Melanie Griffith, Goldie Hawn, Jodie Foster and others dress at half-mast for the Oscars

MAIL 8
PICKS & PANS 13
TAKE ONE 41
STAR TRACKS 59
CHATTER 138